ANS file format description
Many people share .ans files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ans file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ans files.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.ans - ANSI Art Text
ANSI art is a computer artform that was widely used at one time on BBSes.
- Document files
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- ANSI Art Text related extensions:
.anx - HotDocs Answer
The ANX data files are related to HotDocs. ANX file is a HotDocs Answer. HotDocs is a document automation (also known as document generation or document assembly) software company currently owned by HotDocs Limited.
- Data files
- - / -
- HotDocs Answer related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .ans file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ans files. Be especially cautious with .ans files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .ans file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .ans file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
abs, anc, nas, zns, ns, asn, anz, anw, ams, ags, wns, as, anx, ane, an
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Abs Spreadsheet
- Alphacam NC Program
- Nastran Input File
- Abstract Syntax Notation One Data
- Adobe Flash ActionScript
- AGS Data File
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