XBA is a file extension commonly associated with OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format files. Oracle defined the OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format format standard. Files with XBA extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with XBA extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 140 various file formats. Apache OpenOffice supports XBA files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named Apache OpenOffice was created by Apache Software Foundation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and XBA files, check the developer’s official website.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support XBA files. XBA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening XBA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with XBA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with XBA files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XBA files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Apache OpenOffice and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Apache OpenOffice website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening XBA files still occur even after installing Apache OpenOffice, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Apache OpenOffice is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Apache OpenOffice cannot handle files with XBA may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Apache OpenOffice is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage XBA on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the XBA file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the XBA is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the XBA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic XBA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with XBA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open XBA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with OpenOffice.org Basic Module Format file. It may be the case that the XBA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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