.WG File Extension

WordGrinder Document Set

Developer David Given
2.0  |  1 Vote

What is a WG file?

A WG file is a document set, which contains one or more documents created by WordGrinder, a simple word processor for composing text. Each document stores text encoded in UTF-8 and supports basic character and paragraph styles, such as bold, underlined, and italicized text and headings. WordGrinder also saves templates, which use the same format as document sets, as WG files.

More Information

Screenshot of a .wg file in WordGrinder 0.8
WG file open in WordGrinder 0.8

David Given developed WordGrinder as a no-frills word processor for users focused on composing text, such as novelists and other writers. Besides its support for basic styles, it includes a spellchecker, undo and redo capabilities, and autosave functionality. Additionally, you can only navigate an open WG file in WordGrinder using arrow keys.

How to create a WG file with WordGrinder

You can create a WG file via WordGrinder's menu, which is accessible by typing the "Escape" key. You can then use the arrow keys to select File → New document set, modify the document, access the menu again and select File → Save document set. Additionally, you can select File → Save as template... if you want to save the document as a template WG file (same format as the document set).

How to open a WG file

You can open a WG file with WordGrinder (multiplatform). To open a WG file, type the "Escape" key and select File → Load document set.

Opening a WG file with a text editor

WG file open in Microsoft Notepad
WG file open in Microsoft Notepad

Since WG files store plain text, you can also open them with text editors, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (macOS). While a text editor will not display the WG file natively, like WordGrinder, it still lets you view the text contents of the file. You might find this helpful when you cannot access WordGrinder but need to know the text in the WG document.

How to convert a WG file

WordGrinder can convert WG files to various file types, including the following formats:

  • .ODT - OpenDocument Text Document
  • .TXT - Plain Text File
  • .MD - Markdown Documentation File
  • .TEX - LaTeX Source Document
  • .HTML - HTML Webpage
Open over 400 file formats with File Viewer Plus.Free Download

Programs that open WG files

Included with OS
Included with OS
Included with OS

Verified by FileInfo.com

The FileInfo.com team has independently researched the WordGrinder Document Set file format and Mac, Windows, and Linux apps listed on this page. Our goal is 100% accuracy and we only publish information about file types that we have verified.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.