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What is an text file?

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a text file is like a wordprocessor file except there is no formatting in it. 

open windows notepad. type some text and save it as file.txt 

that is a text file 

images, html, software etc are other types of text files. the 3 character extension on the end of the filename tells your computer what type of file it is and how to execute it or what other program to display it in. 

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