What is a .AFF File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .aff extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .aff file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .AFF file?

The .AFF file extension comes from Spellcheck Dictionary Description File. The file has the text format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .aff file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .AFF file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .AFF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .AFF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .aff file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apache OpenOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Kingsoft WPS Office and Apache OpenOffice software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .AFF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apache OpenOffice software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .AFF file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .aff file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apache OpenOffice software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Kingsoft WPS Office and Apache OpenOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .AFF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apache OpenOffice software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .AFF file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .aff file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apache OpenOffice software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Kingsoft WPS Office and Apache OpenOffice software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .AFF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apache OpenOffice software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .AFF file?

If you are still unable to open the .AFF file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .AFF file.aff – Basis Technology. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .AFF file with the Apache OpenOffice, Kingsoft WPS Office programs on Windows, Apache OpenOffice, Kingsoft WPS Office programs on Mac and Apache OpenOffice, Kingsoft WPS Office software on Linux.