A file with the INDD file extension is an InDesign Document file that’s most frequently created by and utilized in Adobe InDesign. The file shops page content, formatting details, files, and more.
InDesign uses these files when producing newspapers, books, brochures, and other professional designs.
Some InDesign Document files may use just three letters in the file extension, as.IND, however they’re still in the same format.
IDLK files are InDesign Lock files that are instantly created when INDD files are being utilized in InDesign. They’re comparable to INDD files however are indicated to be InDesign Template files, which are utilized when you wish to make multiple likewise formatted pages.
How to Open an INDD File
Adobe InDesign is the main software application used to deal with INDD files. Nevertheless, you can likewise view one with Adobe InCopy and QuarkXPress (with the ID2Q plugin).
WeAllEdit is another viewer that you can sign up for to view and make changes to an INDD file through their website. This one isn’t totally free.
InDesign supports not only INDD and INDT however likewise InDesign Book (INDB), QuarkXPress (QXD and QXT), InDesign CS3 Interchange (INX), and other InDesign file formats like INDP, INDL, and IDAP. You can also use a JOBOPTIONS file with this program.
How to Convert an INDD File
Utilizing an INDD viewer or editor from above will let you convert the INDD file to another format, however as you’ll see below, some conversions need a bit more work.
The most common file type to transform an INDD file to is PDF. Both InDesign and WeAllEdit can do that.
Within InDesign, under the
If you’re transforming INDD to JPG, you’ll see that there are some customized alternatives you can pick from like whether to export just a selection or the whole document. You can likewise alter the image quality and resolution. See Adobe’s Export to JPEG format guide for assistance comprehending the alternatives.
You can likewise transform the INDD file to a Microsoft Word format like DOC or DOCX, however the format distinctions will likely make the result look a bit off. If you desire to do this, you need to first export the INDD to PDF (utilizing InDesign) and then plug that PDF into a PDF to Word converter to finish the conversion.
InDesign doesn’t have a particular INDD to PPTX export alternative for using the document with PowerPoint. Nevertheless, similar to what’s explained above for how to utilize the file with Word, start by exporting it to PDF. Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat and utilize Acrobat’s.
If you need the PPTX file to be in a various MS PowerPoint format like PPT, you can use PowerPoint itself or a free document converter to convert the file.
iXentric SaveBack converts INDD to IDML if you need to use the file in InDesign CS4 and newer. IDML files are ZIP-compressed Adobe InDesign Markup Language files that usage XML files to represent the InDesign file.
If you’re on a Mac, the file can be transformed to PSD for use in Adobe Photoshop. However, you can’t do this with InDesign or any of the other programs discussed above. See How to Save InDesign Files as Layered Photoshop Files for details on a Mac script that can make this occur.
You might be able to repair a corrupt INDD file with Stellar Phoenix InDesign Repair. It needs to assist you recuperate any layers, text, objects, bookmarks, links, and so forth.
Still Can’t Open the File?
If none of the programs discussed above let you open the file you have, it’s possible that it’s in a various format and just appears like an INDD file.
For example, PDD and IDX share a few of the very same file extension letters however they’re in totally various file formats. Just because they appear comparable to INDD doesn’t always indicate that they can be opened with the same programs.
Lots of other examples might be given however the idea is the exact same: make certain the file extension in fact checks out as “INDD” and not simply something that looks comparable or shares some of the same file extension letters.
If you do not have an INDD file, research the genuine extension for your file to learn more about its format and the program( s) that’s capable of opening it.
FAQHow do I export an INDD file with images and fonts?
In InDesign, go to How do you conserve each page of an INDD as a separate file?
In InDesign, go to Can I open an INDD file in Photoshop?
No. You must initially transform the INDD file to a PDF with a program like InDesign or WeAllEdit. After transforming to PDF, open in Photoshop.