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.TAB File Extension

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MapInfo TAB File
DeveloperPitney Bowes Software
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CategoryGIS Files
File Format Description

GIS file saved by MapInfo, a desktop mapping program now owned by Pitney Bowes Software; saved using ASCII text and can contain references to spatial data files used for visualization as well as spatial data itself.

TAB files are commonly used for storing geographical maps containing political boundaries, roads, water features, and other topological objects of interest.

Program(s) that open .TAB files
Updated 1/17/2012

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Guitar Tablature File
DeveloperN/A
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CategoryText Files
File Format Description

Text file containing song lyrics and guitar tabs; typically a standard text file, but has the TAB extension to indicate it contains guitar tabs.

Program(s) that open .TAB files
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Updated 9/13/2013

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Tab Separated Data File
DeveloperN/A
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CategoryText Files
File Format Description

Text file that contains a table of data in which columns are separated by tabs; can be imported by most spreadsheet programs, which will format the data into cells.

More often seen with a .TSV extension.

Program(s) that open .TAB files
Updated 6/5/2009

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Typinator Set File
DeveloperErgonis Software
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CategoryData Files
File Format Description

File referenced by Typinator, a typing shortcut program; contains typing abbreviations that can be added to these set files by the user.

Typinator helps you type shortcuts instead of having to type the whole sentence. It's very useful when you have to repeatedly type the same sentence or phrase You can add to set files by creating abbreviations. Typinator also serves as an AutoCorrection tool for misspellings.

NOTE: Similar to the more common .TYSET file.

Program(s) that open .TAB files
Updated 9/13/2013