File Extension APXL

  • Full name
    Apple Keynote Presentation XML Document Settings Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a APXL file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a APXL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your APXL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files with the extension APXL contain the settings of a presentation of the presentation program Apple Keynote. The file contains plain text in an XML structure. It can be opened with any standard text editor. An APXL file defines the properties of a presentation, from the look to the transitions between the slides.

The APXL file is usually part of an archive with the extension key that contains the entire presentation.

Keynote is also available as part of the Apple iWork office suite.

Programs which can open a APXL file

How to open a APXL file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the APXL file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a APXL file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support APXL files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a APXL file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all APXL files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with APXL there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the APXL file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the APXL file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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