The file extension ACT is associated with more than one dozen programs and applications and various file types. A few of the programs and applications include Microsoft Office, DataWave, Visual FoxPro, Adobe Graphics Editors, ADPCM, Animation Master, and Genesis 3D. ACT files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If an ACT file is related to Microsoft Office, it is categorized as a data file type which contains text and animated characters. The contents of an Office ACT file assists users of earlier versions of Microsoft Office with writing tasks in the Microsoft Word processing application. The interactive animated character is known as the Microsoft Office Assistant and is often displayed in the form of an animated paper clip.
ACT files which are part of DataWave are defined as a data file type which stores scientific experimentation and research data used for data analysis. This type of ACT file is created with SciWorks, which is a software application produced by DataWave Technologies. The application provides scientists with a set of tools for research projects associated with physiology and biology as well as electrophysiology and neurophysiology.
ACT files which are created with Microsoft Visual FoxPro are classified as a text file type which contains codes in a hierarchy created with the Visual FoxPro Documenting Wizard. The codes in an ACT file are used to create database, web, and desktop software applications. Visual FoxPro is a developer application which provides a proprietary programming language for creating a variety of different software applications.
If the file extension ACT is associated with Adobe graphics editors, the file is categorized as a settings file type that contains color tables used to optimize graphics projects created with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The colors are pre-defined and assist graphic designers with optimizing images for the web. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are professional graphics editing software programs created by Adobe Systems.
ACT files that are related to ADPCM are an audio file type which stores recordings created by MP3 players and various voice recorders in a compressed format. ADPCM stands for Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation, which is a waveform codec that defines the difference between predicted speech signals and the actual speech signal. This type of ACT file is typically converted to a WAV format to provide flexible use with a wide variety of media applications.
If the file extension ACT is part of Animation Master, the file is a CAD file type which stores three dimensional graphics and animations created with the Animation Master software application. Animation Master is a Computer Aided Design program produced by Hash, Inc. which provides tools for creating 3D graphics and animations.
ACT files which are created with Genesis 3D are a CAD file type that contains object motions and drawings in a three dimensional format. Genesis 3D is a 3D rendering environment for creating graphics in real-time.
How to Open ACT Files
Since the file extension ACT is associated with more than one dozen programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ACT files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If an ACT file is related to Microsoft Office, it can be opened using an earlier version of Microsoft Word which is part of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. Microsoft Office is available on the Microsoft website with earlier versions that are designed for use with the Windows operating system.
ACT files which are part of DataWave can be opened using the SciWorks core software package. SciWorks is available on the DataWave Technologies website and is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and later.
ACT files created with Visual FoxPro can be opened using Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 which is available for download on the Visual FoxPro Developer Center website. Visual FoxPro 9.0 is designed for use with Windows XP or later, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later, or Windows Server 2003 or later. This type of ACT file can also be opened using any text editing program for Windows such as Notepad or WordPad.
If the file extension ACT is associated with Adobe graphics editors, the file can be opened using Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Illustrator CS6. Both applications are part of the CS6 Creative Suite of applications and are available for download on the Adobe website. Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 are designed for use with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation (ADPCM) ACT files can be opened by converting the file to another format such as WAV, FLV, and others. You can accomplish this by using Konverter FM which is available as a free trial download on the Logipole website. Konverter FM works with Windows Vista and later.
ACT files which are part of Animation Master can be opened using the Animation Master software application. Animation Master is available on the Hash Online Store website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
If the file extension ACT is associated with Genesis 3D, the file can be opened using the Genesis 3D software application. Genesis 3D is available as a free download on the SourceForge website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system.