Files with idml suffix can be usually found as InDesign documents saved in special InDesign Markup language.

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Software that works with idml file extension

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IDML file extension - InDesign Markup Language document

What is idml file? How to open idml files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

idml file icon: idml filetype icon

File extension idml is best know to be associated with Adobe InDesign software, part of Adobe Creative Cloud and previously Creative Suite.

The InDesign Markup Language was introduced with InDesign CS4 and InDesign still supports backward compatibility with .inx files.

IDML format was designed to replace the INX format, which is more difficult to create and edit. IDML files provide an interchangeable format for Adobe is inDesign documents, as well as a way for third-party tools to modify and assemble InDesign documents.

In some cases you may want to save an InDesign in interchange markup format. It’s especially useful to save in this format when you open documents from other apps.

The default software associated to idml file type:

Adobe Creative Suite icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Creative Suite  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Suite is a comprehensive set of professional programs for graphic design, video editing and web development, produced and marketed by Adobe Systems.

The latest release of this product family is Adobe Creative Suite and comes in four different editions, which contain a certain combinations of Adobe products focused in one area.

  • Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite Design & Web Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection

Important: With 2013, Adobe focuses more on cloud-based solutions and offers Adobe Creative Cloud as the successor to Creative Suite. Creative Cloud uses the new subscription model.


Help how to open IDML files:

Use Adobe InDesign to open and work with the .idml files.

How to convert file with extension IDML:

Your best option for conversion or export of .idml file would be to use InDesign because hardly any 3rd party apps support IDML format.

Find conversions from idml file:

idml to eps

idml to html

idml to indd

idml to inx

idml to jpeg

idml to jpg

idml to pdf

Find converter to idml file type:

eps to idml

idd to idml

ind to idml

indb to idml

indd to idml

inx to idml

pdf to idml

List of software applications associated to the .idml 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 idml file, edit idml file, convert idml file, view idml file, play idml 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 idml files.

  • Open idml file
  • Save idml file
  • Edit idml file
  • Create idml file
  • Import idml file
  • Export idml file
  • Print idml file
  • Others idml file

Software that open idml file - InDesign Markup Language document

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open idml file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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