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.cws File Extension

Developer: Apple
File type: ClarisWorks Template
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .cws. Files with the file extension .cws can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .cws files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .cws file?

The CWS file extension is identified with ClarisWorks Template, which was created and released by Apple Incorporated. ClarisWorks was originally created from scratch and then later redesigned to be at par with other Claris Programs. They are also documents which are also known under the extension .CWK due to its close association with other file extensions of AppleWorks combined. The application is further described under several features, namely a terminal program for communications, a database program, a spreadsheet, a painting program, a drawing program and a word processor. All of these were formed under one suite and very much proved its worth to users of this program. Also referred to as the forerunners of the modern Apple products and software, ClarisWork did not last that long and was later dissolved and absorbed back to Apple. The software which was used by AppleWorks under the Claris XTND framework allowed it to open, create and save documents in various available formats.

how to open a .cws file?

Launch a .cws file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .cws file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .cws files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .cws file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .cws file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .cws file association errors

applications that open a .cws file

Apple AppleWorks

Apple AppleWorks

AppleWorks a software which started out as Claris works, was a business suite product used mainly for office presentation and documentation. This is a combination of page lay-outing, presentations, spreadsheets, databases, image manipulation and word processing, all contained in a single software. All of these were combined to form a flawless suite that works perfectly together. To encourage user creativity, AppleWorks has a dynamic library which is directly accessed by its customers. This library showcases a choices of Internet-based templates that the users can choose from to make business cards, invitations, mailing labes and others that would put a personal touch in the design of their documents. In some versions, with the help of the XTND framework of Claris,users have an option to save files in whatever format they prefer, Word processing documents and spreadsheets can be saved in Microft format. Drawing frames can also be used in a spreadsheet document, a paint frame can be opened and edited in a drawing document, which made complex and creative layouts. Spreadsheets, movies, texts, and images can be combined in a single document with just one click, using its featured formatting tools.
Apple ClarisWorks

Apple ClarisWorks

Apple ClarisWorks is a former name of what is now called AppleWorks, which was a computer software developer created in the year 1987 by Apple Computer, or popularly known as Apple Inc. (the new name of the company). It used to have its own copyrights and source code to some programs like MacPaint and MacWrite so it can be separated and differentiated from between some software activities and hardware or OS activities. After 3 years, ClarisWorks became an owned subsidiary, and bought an integrated application. Another year after, the name ClarisWorks was official from its original name Claris, but it took 11 years before it was rebranded to AppleWorks for Mac computers. Prior to that, this software developer came out with upgrades to give a modern and user-friendly interface, which was evident on MacWrite Pro, MacDraw Pro and FileMaker Pro. The downside is that it lacks some features when compared to Microsoft suite.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .cws files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .cws. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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