If you're a regular and frequent computer user, you'll need to use a file conversion utility. However, most of us don't need to convert files very often, so such a feature is generally best done online instead of via an installable program. Unless the data you're converting is particularly sensitive, of course.
My recent favourite discovery is a site called Convert.Files which lives at www.convertfiles.com
Not only can it handle a multitude of document formats, it also copes with Autocad drawing files in .DWG files. Which is not something I receive every day, but I did happen to need to open one the other day. Convert.Files switched it to PDF for me, so I could open it in a PDF reader.
Convert.Files also has another trick up its sleeve. It can convert archives between common formats such as zip, rar, 7z and tar. Plus, it can also convert between a whole bunch of video, audio, presentation and ebook formats too. So next time you need to open a file but you don't have an app that can handle it, try converting the file first. It might be easier than finding a specific program that can handle the format you have.
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