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What are INDD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an INDD file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your INDD files.

What is an INDD file?

An .INDD file is an InDesign Document file.

INDD is an acronym for In Design Document, and these documents are created with the Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software application. The InDesign software is used for the professional layout of newspapers, magazines, books, brochures, and other printed materials.

Adobe created the INDD file format for its InDesign CS2 software application and was intended to be a competitor to Quark Express. Adobe InDesign files contain advanced typography, graphics, page content, formatting information, and other layout-related options required for desktop publishing projects. Files created in the INDD file format can also be exported into PDF file format.

How to open INDD files

We have identified one INDD opener that is compatible with this specific type of INDD file.

Programs that open InDesign Document files

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesignVerified

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of INDD files. Remember, different programs may use INDD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
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Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
Acrobat DistillerAcrobat DistillerUser submitted
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