What is a .HPGL File And How To Open It – Hewlett-Packard (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .hpgl extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .hpgl file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .HPGL file?

The file extension .HPGL is from HP Graphics Language Plotter File.This file extension belongs to the developer Hewlett-Packard. The file is a vector related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .hpgl file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .HPGL file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .HPGL file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .hpgl file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ideaMK HPGL Viewer, Corel PaintShop Pro and CADSoftTools ABViewer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HPGL 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 ideaMK HPGL Viewer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .HPGL file on Mac

The .hpgl file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the vhf interservice Cenon software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Lemkesoft CADintosh, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter and vhf interservice Cenon.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .HPGL 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 vhf interservice Cenon 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 .HPGL file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .hpgl file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the vhf interservice Cenon software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .HPGL file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the vhf interservice Cenon software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .HPGL file?

If you cannot open the .HPGL file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .HPGL file.hpi – Hemera, .hpj – Microsoft, .hpk – HPack Compressed Archive, .hpk – PopTop Software, .hpkg – Haiku. 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 .HPGL file with the ideaMK HPGL Viewer, Corel PaintShop Pro, CADSoftTools ABViewer programs on Windows, vhf interservice Cenon, Lemkesoft CADintosh, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter programs on Mac and vhf interservice Cenon software on Linux.