.XY3 File Extension

XYWrite III Document

Developer XyQuest
2.0  |  2 Votes
Category Text Files
Format N/A

What is an XY3 file?

An XY3 file is a text document created by version 3 of XYWrite, a word processor for MS-DOS. XYWrite III and XY3 files were common in the newspaper and magazine industry during the 1980s for creating and saving text documents for publishing stories and articles.

More Information

David Erickson of XyQuest is the original developer of XYWrite. The first release of the word processor was in September 1982, and eventually became one of the most used editorial word processors in the 1980s. The Technology Group acquired XYWrite in 1992 and the final version of the software was released in 1993 for MS-DOS and Windows.

There are various versions of XYWrite text documents that correlate with different versions of XYWrite. Some file types include .XY, .XYP, and .XYW.

How to open an XY3 file

XY3 files are no longer supported since the software is discontinued.

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Programs that open XY3 files

XYWrite III or later
Updated January 13, 2023

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