The .ans file extension is related to the Microsoft Word word processor distributed as a part of Microsoft Office.

There are 3 other file types using
the ANS file extension!

empty icon.ans - ANSI text (ANSI Art)

empty icon.ans - HotDocs answer file

empty icon.ans - ANSYS model data

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ANS file - Microsoft Word text and layout file

What is ans file? How to open ans files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

ans file icon: ans filetype icon

The ANS file extension was also used in some previous version of Microsoft Word for text and layout files.

Microsoft Word is authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The default software associated to ans file type:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983 and for year is now a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

Almost every, if not every, computer user knows .doc and .docx Word documents.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Word to open .ans text and layout files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ans file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Find conversions from ans file:

ans to doc

List of software applications associated to the .ans file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ans file, edit ans file, convert ans file, view ans file, play ans file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ans files.

  • Open ans file
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  • Create ans file
  • Others ans file

Software that open ans file - Microsoft Word text and layout file

Programs supporting the exension ans on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ans file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ans file by default:
Microsoft Word small icon Microsoft Word
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

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