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File Extension CAL

Files that contain the file extension CAL are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Print Shop, CALS, AutoDesk, and Cakewalk. CAL files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the file extension CAL is created with Print Shop, it is a page layout file type that contains various calendar designs and templates. Print Shop is a desktop publishing application produced by Broderbund that allows you to create a variety of products, including calendars, business cards, flyers, letterheads, and a broad range of other applications.

If the CAL file extension is classified as a CALS graphic, it is an image file type that contains black and white raster images used by military organizations. CALS is a standard developed by the Department of Defense and stands for Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support. CALS is used for digital documentation of various military operations.

CAL file extensions that are associated with AutoDesk are an image file type that contains three dimensional images that are used for Computer Aided Design. AutoDesk is a CAD application that is used to create models and illustrations for structures and objects.

CAL files can also be used with Cakewalk, which is a language script for the Cakewalk application. The language is used to extend the capabilities for Pro Audio and Professional Music Production applications produced by Cakewalk.

How to Open CAL Files

Since CAL files can be opened using multiple 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. CAL files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If the CAL files are related to Print Shop and you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open them with Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe, Calendar Creator, or PrintMaster 2012. All programs are available for download on the Broderbund website.

CAL files that are defined as a CALS raster image can be opened using Adobe Photoshop CS6, which is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of applications. Photoshop is available in a free trial version on the Adobe website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. If you use Windows, you can also open this type of CAL file with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 and ACD Systems Canvas 14.

CAL files that are associated with 3ds Max can be opened using the 3ds Max application, which is available for download on the AutoDesk website. 3ds Max is compatible with Windows XP and higher.

If the file extension CAL is related to Cakewalk, you can open the file and view the contents with any text editing program. For a Windows-based PC, you can use WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or Microsoft Word. CAL files can be opened on the Linux operating system using Nano Editor, AbiWord, gEdit, OpenOffice Writer, or Vim.