File Extension INDD

  • Full name
    Adobe InDesign Document Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a INDD file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a INDD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your INDD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is INDD file?

The ending INDD denotes the standard format of Adobe InDesign.

More info

Adobe InDesign is a DTP (Desktop Publishing) solution for creating print templates and layouts for print products such as flyers, catalogs or brochures. The INDD files therefore contain text, images, layers, fonts and the layout.

The INDD format is proprietary and closed, so very few programs can handle it. Adobe InDesign can also save more compatible formats, such as PDF.

Therefore, it is recommended to make the files available in one of these formats, if possible. Or, if this is not possible, use the demo version of Adobe InDesign to convert the file to another format.

QuarkXPress requires the Markzware ID2Q Xtension to read the format.

Programs which can open a INDD file

How to open file with INDD extension?

In order to open a file with INDD extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening INDD file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with INDD files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe InDesign or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening INDD files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support INDD files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of INDD files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe InDesign as the default program for opening INDD files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate INDD files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe InDesign applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe InDesign has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with INDD files

Sometimes problems with opening INDD files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • INDD files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open INDD files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • INDD file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)