.IDMS File Extension
Adobe InDesign Snippet
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What is an IDMS file?
An IDMS file contains a snippet created by InDesign, a desktop publishing program used to create professional page layouts. It stores a subset of a document, which includes one or more objects and their relative placement to each other. IDMS files are created to export and reuse portions of a page.
You can create an IDMS file by selecting one or more objects in a document, such as an .INDD or .INDT file, and dragging and dropping them to the desktop. You can also export a snippet with InDesign by selecting File → Export... and choosing "InDesign Snippet" from the "Format" dropdown list.
NOTE: Previous versions of InDesign saved snippets as .INDS files. However, Adobe replaced INDS files with IDMS when it released InDesign CS4.
How do I open an IDMS file?
You can open IDMS files with Adobe InDesign (Windows and macOS) by selecting File → Place.... You can also drag and drop the IDMS file into an open InDesign document to place the snippet in the document.