File Extension JDF

  • Full name
    Adobe Acrobat Job Definition Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a JDF 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 JDF file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your JDF file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension JDF is used by the Adobe Acrobat document software for files in Job Definition Format. These are XML-based files that contain information that links files to multiple production systems.

For example, JDF files contain data about media and ink requirements or run length. They also contain references and information about the actual documents and how they should be processed and arranged.

Often JDF files (jdf template) adapted by print service providers are provided, which the customer can still change.

Programs which can open a JDF file

How to open a JDF file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the JDF file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a JDF file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support JDF files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a JDF file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all JDF files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with JDF there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the JDF file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the JDF file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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