Storage format for images that can be used as graphic textures in 3D applications or computer games. It is also used in the CorelDRAW software as a Pantone Spot reference palette element for the purpose of applying colors to editable elements.
The SXW file format was originally created for StarOffice Writer, the word processing application for Sun Microsystem's StarOffice suite. Programs that can open SXW files include StarOffice Writer and OpenOffice.org Writer. To open an SXW file in Microsoft Word, it's usually possible by renaming it as a DOC file.