File Extension SXM

  • Full name
    OpenOffice.org 1.0 Math Format
  • Developer
    Oracle
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a SXM 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 SXM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SXM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SXM file?

The suffix SXM denotes a file of the mathematical formula editor OpenOffice.Org Math. These files contain mathematical formulas.

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They can also be opened by other OpenOffice.Org applications. For example, they can be used for calculations within the spreadsheet Calc and inserted in Writer as an object in the text.

The extension SXM was used by early versions (1.X) of OpenOffice.Org, current ones use the OpenDocument format odf. The version 1.X of the OpenOffice.Org corresponds to the version 6.X of the Sun Microsystems (StarDivision) StarOffice. OpenOffice.Org originated from this after its source code was disclosed. StarOffice continued to be sold commercially and offered extended support.

Programs which can open a SXM file

How to open file with SXM extension?

In order to open a file with SXM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SXM file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with SXM files, follow the instructions below.
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Install OpenOffice.org or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SXM files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SXM files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SXM files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.


Set OpenOffice.org as the default program for opening SXM files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SXM files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the OpenOffice.org applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where OpenOffice.org has been installed.

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Check the section that lists most common problems with SXM files

Sometimes problems with opening SXM files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SXM files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open SXM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SXM file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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