File Extension XFO

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    XSL-FO Formatted Form
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Have you encountered a problem with a XFO 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 XFO file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your XFO file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is XFO file?

XFO files are XSL-FO (Extensible Stylesheet Language - Formatting Objects) formatted documents. XSL-FO is a page description language that can be used to specify the arrangement of lines, images and text as well as other graphic elements on a page.

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XFO files specify how XML data is formatted, for example, for the screen or print output. XSL-FO is mainly used for the generation of pdf or PostScript files.

XFO files are simple text files that are readable with any text editor. However, to see the actual document (not the XML code), you need software that can handle XFO files, so you can evaluate the instructions and formatting.

In addition to XFO, there is the much more common extension fo for XSL-FO files.

Programs which can open a XFO file

How to open file with XFO extension?

In order to open a file with XFO extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening XFO 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 XFO files, follow the instructions below.
Install DIGIFORMS Document Designer or other program from the list

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

Set DIGIFORMS Document Designer as the default program for opening XFO 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 XFO 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 DIGIFORMS Document Designer applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where DIGIFORMS Document Designer has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with XFO files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • XFO 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 XFO files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • XFO 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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