INDT File Extension

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Adobe InDesign Template
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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    3.5 (4 votes)

What is INDT file?

INDT is a file extension commonly associated with Adobe InDesign Template files. Adobe InDesign Template specification was created by Adobe Systems. INDT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with INDT extension are categorized as Layout Files files. The Layout Files subset comprises 137 various file formats. The most popular program for handling INDT files is Adobe InDesign, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. Adobe InDesign software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about INDT files or the Adobe InDesign software program.

Programs which support INDT file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support INDT files. Files with INDT 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 INDT file

How to open file with INDT extension?

Problems with accessing INDT may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with INDT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Adobe InDesign software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INDT files is that no program that can handle INDT files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe InDesign or different compatible program, such as QuarkXPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Adobe InDesign installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If you already have Adobe InDesign installed on your systems and INDT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why INDT files are not compatible with Adobe InDesign. The latest version of Adobe InDesign should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

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

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INDT files with latest version of Adobe InDesign you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the INDT file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe InDesign is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INDT files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INDT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with INDT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INDT file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The INDT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the INDT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the INDT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with INDT extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic INDT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 INDT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open 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 INDT extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Adobe InDesign Template file. It may be the case that the INDT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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