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.IDMS File Extension

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File TypeAdobe InDesign Snippet

DeveloperAdobe Systems
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CategoryPage Layout Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Snippet created by InDesign, a desktop publishing program used to create professional page layouts; contains a subset of a document, which includes one or more objects and their relative placement to each other; used for exporting and reusing portions of a page.

More Information

IDMS files can be created by selecting one or more objects and dragging and dropping them to the desktop. They can also be exported with InDesign by selecting File → Export.

NOTE: Prior to InDesign CS4, snippets were stored as .INDS files.

Program(s) that open .IDMS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Adobe InDesign CC 2015
Adobe InCopy CC 2015
Mac OS X LogoMac
Adobe InDesign CC 2015
Adobe InCopy CC 2015
Updated 5/2/2014