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.fft File Extension

Developer: IBM
File type: Final Form Text File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .fft. Files with the file extension .fft can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .fft files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .fft file?

The FFT file extension is used for a Final Form Text File developed by IBM. Its purpose is to format any text that is not anymore capable of modification. This applies to both graphics data and text documents. This is also used in fixing the layout of document footers, text, headers and pages. The FFT format was used by IBM DisplayWrite. DisplayWrite is word processor application software that was created for use by IBM PC. The document file used was RFT or Revised Form Text and DCA or Document Content Architecture, in which were the standards for IBM’s mainframe machines. Another application was also released which was considered a much better version than the previous version and termed more powerful with graphics. This version was called DisplayWrite/370 and still used for IBM zSeries mainframe computers. IBM’s DisplayWrite system came out with another version which is a microcomputer based word processing machine that was introduced in 1980 and used diskettes in storing data.

how to open a .fft file?

Launch a .fft file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .fft file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .fft files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .fft file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .fft file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .fft file association errors

applications that open a .fft file

IBM Rich Text Editor

IBM Rich Text Editor

Rich Text Editor is the default document editor in IBM Lotus Quickr application. It is a lightweight text-editing feature that productively functions for saving and editing of documents. The default key sequences used in Rich Text Editor are: [ctrl+shift+M] for lauch detached toolbar, [ctrl+shift+H] for launch help, [ctrl+shift+P] for lauch image insert, [ctrl+shift+G] for launch text color chooser, [ctrl+shift+J] for lauch background color chooser and [ctrl+shift+T] for launch table insert. These default key command sequences are configurable by the administrator. To customize the key commands, edit the file “KeySequences.properties” in the “quickr_server_root/shared/app/com/ibm/wps/odc/editors” directory. You have to restart your server for the changes to take effect after editing the commands. When saving a document you created using Rich Text Editor in Firefox browser, you should click OK when the warning window pops up with the message “Click OK to continue” to save the document. Do not click X. Some troubleshooting guidelines for using Rich Text Editor include Arabic language editing> the cursor goes to the left when pressing space key. Another is when Rich Text Editor is not the default text editor. For this, you have to configure a browser to launch an alternative text editing application automatically. Without configuration, you need to save the file to local computer for editing. Pop-up blockers prevent documents from being saved in the Rich Text Editor. You need to add the host site to your list of sites allowing pop-ups before opening the document in Rich Text Editor. There is a limitation with the Find and Replace function when using Rich Text Editor in Firefox browser. To Match whole words when searching for content is not available. It is only available in other browsers. When you are currently working on a document in Rich Text Editor and the server or browser abruptly closes, you may recover the file from the temporary storage if your document has already been saved previosuly. The path is similar to this: app_server_root\profiles\Profile_Name\temp\server_cell_name\server_type\odc\RichTextEditor.war\cds\Session_Id\Filename.ort
IBM OS/2

IBM OS/2

OS/2 is a computer operating systems series that is originally created by IBM and Microsoft. Later on, IBM developed it exclusively. It stands for Operating System/2 as part of the same release of generation change for IBM’s Personal System/2 [PS/2] second-generation line of personal computers. OS/2 is created as the successor in protected mode of PC-DOS. The basic system calls are modeled after MS DOS with names starting in Dos, and creating Family Mode programs is possible. Its text mode programs could work on both systems. Due to this characteristics, OS/2 is similar to Xenix, Unix and Windows NT in various ways. OS/2 is no longer supported by IBM market, and has been discontinued since December 31, 2006. Its technology includes a graphic system layer called Presentation Manager that manages fonts, windows and icons. It has the Workplace Shell [WPS] that is an object-oriented shell allowing you to perform traditional computing operations such as printers, file access, launching legacy applications, advanced object-oriented jobs using third-party and built-in application objects that made it an integrated shell version. Its SQM [System Object Model] represents folders, disks, program objects, files and printers that enables code to be available for sharing among applications with possibly different programming languages. Its document technology is called OpenDoc developed with Apple. It is no longer in development. Its Media Control Interface commands provides access to its multimedia functions. The last update with Netscape Navigator plug-ins supports MPEG files.
IBM Lotus Forms Viewer

IBM Lotus Forms Viewer

Lotus Forms Viewer is one of the products included in the Lotus Forms product suite. The two other products are Lotus Forms Designer and Lotus Forms Server. Lotus Forms product suite allows organizations to gather data through electronic forms and transmit that data to other systems. When the information is provided and is submitted for processing, the information will go through a workflow program, a database and any other type of process. Lotus Forms Viewer or the Viewer allows you to complete, view and submit forms. The Viewer ‘s role is to act as a browser plug-in for the client to view the form when they open it. It provides the user interface for you to fill out, open and save your electronic forms. The Viewer can be an independent application, that is, independent of other browsers. It is the interface that operates between other programs in your system such as databases and Web servers and XDFL forms.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .fft files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .fft. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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