UDC File Extension

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Adobe InDesign User Dictionary
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    4.2 (4 votes)

What is UDC file?

UDC filename suffix is mostly used for Adobe InDesign User Dictionary files. Adobe Systems defined the Adobe InDesign User Dictionary format standard. Files with UDC extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. UDC file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Adobe InDesign software for managing UDC files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe InDesign software, but also about UDC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support UDC file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with UDC files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with UDC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support UDC file

How to open file with UDC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening UDC files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with UDC 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. Download and install Adobe InDesign

Problems with opening and working with UDC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with UDC files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Adobe InDesign or one to the listed programs: Adobe PageMaker. 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

You still cannot access UDC files although Adobe InDesign is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 UDC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Adobe InDesign should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Adobe InDesign User Dictionary files with Adobe InDesign

After installing Adobe InDesign (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open UDC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the UDC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe InDesign is installed, check the Always use this app to open UDC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with UDC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with UDC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the UDC 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 UDC file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the UDC in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the UDC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the UDC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the UDC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the UDC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with UDC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Adobe InDesign User Dictionary file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe InDesign

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support UDC files. Close all running programs and try opening the UDC file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Adobe InDesign User Dictionary files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the UDC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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