There are 4 other file types using
the APD file extension!

apd file icon.apd - IBM Lotus printer driver

apd file icon.apd - Alphacam punch drawing

apd file icon.apd - Eclipse plugin descriptor file

apd file icon.apd - ACDSee picture image file

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APD file extension - Adobe PageMaker printer description file

What is apd file? How to open apd files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

apd file icon: apd filetype icon

The APD file extension is associated with the Adobe PageMaker a desktop publishing software for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS operating systems. The .apd file stores printer description.

Adobe PageMaker is discontinued product.

The default software associated to apd file type:

Adobe Pagemaker icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Pagemaker  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

PageMaker was one of the first desktop publishing programs, introduced in 1985 by Aldus Corporation, initially for the then-new Apple Macintosh and in 1987 for PCs running the then-new Windows 1.0.

It was later bought by Adobe and rebranded Adobe PageMaker. The last version Adobe PageMaker 7 was released in 2001 and in  2004 the product was discontinued and slowly replaced by Adobe InDesign.

Help how to open APD files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension APD:

As far as we know, this .apd file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .apd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open apd file, edit apd file, convert apd file, view apd file, play apd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the apd files.

  • Open apd file
  • Save apd file
  • Edit apd file
  • Create apd file
  • Others apd file

Software that open apd file - Adobe PageMaker printer description file

Click on the link to get more information about Adobe Pagemaker for open apd file action.

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