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HPGL file format description

Many people share .hpgl files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hpgl file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hpgl files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hpg - HP Graphic Language Document

HPG file is a HP Graphic Language Document. HPGL, sometimes hyphenated as HP-GL, is the primary printer control language used by Hewlett-Packard plotters.

.hpg file format description:
HPG format description not yet available
Graphic files
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gl2, hg1, hg2, hgl, hp, hp1, hp2, hpgl, hpgl2, pgl
HP Graphic Language Document related links:
HP Graphic Language Document related extensions:
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .hpgl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hpgl files. Be especially cautious with .hpgl files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hpgl 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.

The .hpgl file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

hpg, pgl, hpl, hplg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

HP Graphic Language Document
HotDocs Answer Source
PowerGREP Library

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