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ZDL File Extension

Avery DesignPro Label Format
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What is ZDL file?

ZDL files are associated with Avery DesignPro, a professional label designing software.

What type of data ZDL files store?

ZDL files store basic label data such as size and layout, as well as:

  • graphics,
  • EAN codes,
  • text,
  • text formatting settings.

What kind of labels can be created with Avery DesignPro?

DesignPro allows users to design professional labels for virtually any product. It offers a rich library of label templates in ZDL format, which include templates to gift cards, envelopes, business card, dividers, price tag labels, or T-shit prints.

Format similar to ZDL

All versions of Avery DesignPro support ZDL files. Some versions, however, use different formats as the default label format:

  • ZDP (DesignPro 3.5 – 4.0),
  • ZDS (DesignPro5.1 and later),
  • AVERY (Design & Print, successor to DesignPro).

Programs which support ZDL file extension

Programs that can handle ZDL files are as follows. Files with ZDL 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 ZDL file

Windows Windows

Updated: 08/12/2022

How to open file with ZDL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZDL files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZDL extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install DesignPro software

Install software to open ZDL file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZDL files is that no program that can handle ZDL files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the DesignPro developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZDL 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 DesignPro website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of DesignPro

Update software that support file extension ZDLIf the problems with opening ZDL files still occur even after installing DesignPro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DesignPro is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why ZDL files are not compatible with DesignPro. The latest version of DesignPro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Avery DesignPro Label Format files with DesignPro

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZDL files with latest version of DesignPro you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with ZDL file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ZDL with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 DesignPro is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZDL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with ZDL file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZDL extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZDL extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZDL 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 ZDL file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check ZDL file for viruses
1. Check the ZDL file for viruses or malware

If the ZDL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the ZDL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ZDL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the ZDL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ZDL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Avery DesignPro Label Format file.

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Avery DesignPro Label Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZDL files.

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