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Opening hwp files

Have a problem opening a .hwp file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what hwp files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .HWP file type?

Derived from the name of the software, the .hwp filename extension denotes the Hangul Word Processor Document (.hwp) file format/type. Hangul Word Processor, usually abbreviated as Hwp, is a standalone commercial word processing application, also included in the Hancom Office suite, developed by Hancom Inc. and widely popular in Korea.

The .hwp file is a formatted text document created in Hwp and saved in its native format. Unlike ODF and OOXML, HWP is a non-standard, private format that comes in two main versions (3.0 and 5.0). HWP specifications are published on Hancom's Korean web site.

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Software to open or convert HWP files

You can open hwp files with the following programs: