Opening OPD files

Did your computer fail to open an OPD file? We explain what OPD files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your OPD files.

What is an OPD file?

OPD (OmniPage document) file extension is being used in documents generated and/or saved using OmniPage scanning software. OmniPage is one of the pioneering programs in optical character recognition (OCR) mainstream. Launched by Caere Corporation in the early 80's, OmniPage was continuously developed to increase its adaptability to the changing trends in operating system. OmniPage is now part of the Nuance Communications and is supported by different PC platforms, including Windows 7 and Windows 8.

OPD file is a document file type that usually includes pictures, scanned images, texts and layout descriptions. By using OmniPage software, the user can easily go through the scanned files and edit them according to their preference.

The OPD file extension is also considered a proprietary file type that can only be accessed and modified using OmniPage programs. Editing documents in other OCR programs may not be possible since .opd files are DRM- protected.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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