.JDF File Extension

Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Acrobat Job Definition File

Having trouble opening .jdf extension? Don't panic! This page explains what jdf files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open jdf files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a JDF file?

Jdf file extension has Adobe Acrobat Job Definition file type, developed by Adobe Systems, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Adobe Acrobat – a popular program for creating and editing .PDF documents – creates XML files and saves them with this extension. They contain job tickets and workflow details required for printing. In addition to that, .JDF files can store information regarding page orderings, preflight profiles, ink requirements, print requirements, and some other requirements as well. JDF files simplify the communication process between multiple departments including design, printing, productions, and prepress groups.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

jdf file icon
Adobe Systems
File Type:
Adobe Acrobat Job Definition File
Settings Files

How to open JDF file?

Double click the jdf file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .jdf extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the jdf extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the jdf file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open JDF files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the jdf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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