Files with sdw file extension can be most often encountered as text documents from StarOffice and some versions of

There are 4 other file types using
the SDW file extension!

empty icon.sdw - MrSID header file (ESRI picture image)

empty icon.sdw - SourceSafe data

empty icon.sdw - Lotus WordPro drawing

sdw icon.sdw - Signed dwords (32-bit) data

SDW file extension - text document

What is sdw file? How to open sdw files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

sdw file icon: sdw filetype icon

The sdw file extension was mainly used for text documents in StarOffice and early versions of word processors. Latest version of uses the odt file extension instead.

MIME types:

The default software associated to open sdw file:

Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer) icon Project Team logoApache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer: Project Team

Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer) is a fully-featured and free word processor and text editor from productivity suite.

Apache OpenOffice Writer is simple enough for a quick memo, yet powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your ideas while Writer makes them look great.

LibreOffice Writer icon

The Document Foundation logoLibreOffice Writer  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
The Document Foundation

LibreOffice Write is a complete word processor and document publishing tool that supports a plethora of document formats and has many innovative features. It's an open source software that comes as an integral part of LibreOffice suite.

Help how to open:

Many modern word processors still support the *.sdw format.

How to convert:

You can save *.sdw documents to more modern formats using any supported word processor application.

Find conversions from sdw file:

sdw to doc

sdw to docx

sdw to odf

sdw to odt

sdw to pdf

sdw to xls

sdw to xlsx

Find converter to sdw file type:

doc to sdw

List of software applications associated to the .sdw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open sdw file, edit sdw file, convert sdw file, view sdw file, play sdw 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting sdw files.

Software that open sdw file - text document

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

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with sdw file by default:
Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer) small icon Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer)
LibreOffice Writer small icon LibreOffice Writer

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