Files that contain an INDD extension are associated with Adobe InDesign, which is part of the Creative Suite of applications by Adobe Systems. InDesign is an advanced desktop publishing program which allows you to create professionally finished publications using a variety of different features in the application.
INDD files are document file types which are used to store objects such as images, text, charts, graphs, clipart, page layouts, and other elements commonly included in desktop publishing products. INDD files are also associated with the IND file extension which is created by older versions of Adobe InDesign.
Adobe InDesign is designed for use with Windows or Mac devices and is frequently used by graphic designers to create publications, posters, flyers, and electronic publications such as eBooks. INDD files can also be accessed using a few other programs and applications which support this format.
How to Open INDD Files
The best way to access the content in the INDD file extension is by using Adobe InDesign CS6, which is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. If you do not have this program installed, you can download it from the Adobe website.
If you use Windows, you can open INDD files using Adobe InCopy, which is part of the CS6 Creative Suite. InCopy is a professional publishing solution that is designed to integrate with Adobe InDesign CS6. You can download a limited trial version of the program from the Adobe website.
QuarkXPress with ID2Q XTension will also open INDD files in Windows. This application is design software that allows you to create professional looking materials for digital media and is available as a paid version on the Quark website.
For Mac OS X, you can open INDD files using Adobe InCopy which integrates with Adobe InDesign CS6 and is available for Mac PCs on the Adobe website. QuarkXPress with IDQ XTension can also be used to open INDD files on a Mac PC. Simply choose the Mac download option when you purchase the program on the Quark website.
For Mac iOS and Android, you can open INDD files using Adobe Debut, which is a fairly new application available for Android and iPad. The application is available for download from the Adobe website and allows you to access Creative Suite InDesign files that contain an INDD file extension.
You can also open INDD files using conversion programs. This requires converting the file to Portable Document Format (PDF) and then importing it into Microsoft Word. This means you may lose some of the editing capabilities, but at least you will be able to view the contents of the INDD file.