Open XSL files

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

What is XSL file?

XSL files are so-called XML style sheets, with which the appearance of the elements of an XML document can be influenced. For example, you can set properties such as the color and size of text and tables using the XML Style Sheet Language.

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The functionality is very similar to CSS / HTML.

XSL files are pure text files that can be opened and edited in any text editor. However, there are several developer editors that simplify working with XSL files. The Eclipse development environment can be extended to handle XSL files with the OrangevoltXSLT plugin or the Web Tools Platform Project plug-in.

XML style sheet files are used in addition to web applications by various PC programs such as Microsoft Office (eg styles), Inkscape and FileMaker (design template for Database Design Reports) for the design of XML output.

Programs which can open a XSL file

How to open file with XSL extension?

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

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

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


Check the section that lists most common problems with XSL files

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

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