It looks like .ans files were used in some of the previous version of Microsoft Word for texts and layouts and such could be imported to the program to apply to a new or already existing .doc document. Nothing similar is found in latest versions of Word, so this feature was probably removed or replaced by something else.
Convert Microsoft Word text and layout file to Microsoft Word document (prior version 2007).
We have found one software suitable in our database for this conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert ans to doc on Windows
One of the most popular word processor program from Microsoft Office suite
Convert from ans file format
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