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IND File Extension

Adobe InDesign Graphics Document Format

What is IND file?

IND is a document file format associated with Adobe InDesign, a professional publishing software for creating rich documents, magazines, or brochures. InDesign uses INDD format to storing projects by default, which are identical to IND format. IND was developed to provide compatibility with naming convention used on older Windows systems that allowed file extension to be only three-character long.

Computer-assisted document processing

Such tools as Word or Photoshop are insufficient for preparing professional publishing materials. More complex tools are needed, such as Adobe InDesign. Those tools offer functionality that allow users to prepare high-quality publishing materials with rich graphics and formatting.
Projects created using InDesing must be saved to IND files before printing nad publishing.

Programs which support IND file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IND files. Files with IND suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support IND file

Updated: 04/08/2023

How to open file with IND extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IND files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with IND files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Adobe InDesign software

Install software to open IND file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IND files is that no program that can handle IND files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe InDesign or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, ID2Q (InDesign to Quark)) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IND files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Adobe InDesign website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe InDesign and update if needed

Update software that support file extension INDIf the problems with opening IND files still occur even after installing Adobe InDesign, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe InDesign is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Adobe InDesign cannot handle files with IND may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Adobe InDesign is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IND files to Adobe InDesign

If you have the latest version of Adobe InDesign installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IND on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with IND file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IND file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe InDesign installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IND files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with IND file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IND file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Adobe InDesign and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IND extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the IND file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper IND file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check IND file for viruses
1. Verify that the IND in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the IND is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. IND file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the IND file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the IND file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Adobe InDesign Graphics Document Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Adobe InDesign

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IND extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Adobe InDesign Graphics Document Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IND files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a IND file

File Conversions from IND extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to IND file
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