Program which will open ASC Files

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  1. leocircuits

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    Help, need Program which will open ASC Files
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    LT Spice
    It's free.
    John
     
  3. Papabravo

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    You can open them with any text editor. They are not encoded in any way.
     
  4. Techno Tronix

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    Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS3m and Free Opener may help you to open ASC file.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    Why use an Adobe product when Notepad or Wordpad will do just fine?
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    My guess is that the TS wanted something like this:
    upload_2016-7-29_8-50-26.png

    Not this:

    upload_2016-7-29_8-51-12.png

    John
     
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  8. wayneh

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    FWIW, Adobe Acrobat won't open my .asc files. Adobe's Flash is noted as as an application that can by those websites that list extensions, but I haven't tried it. I have the Flash player plugin in my browser (Safari) but my browser opens my .asc files as text.
     
  9. GopherT

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    .asc format saved by LTSpice looks completely different from a .asc file saved by an animation program that creates AdobeFlash content. The reverse would also be true.

    There are five reported uses of the .asc filename extension.

    • ascii text file (generic)
    • LTSpice model data <<<---THE INTERESTING ONE FOR MOST OF US !!!
    • Autodesk file format for sharing drawings with other CAD tools on multiple platforms
    • Adobe Flash - Action Script & Communication instruction file
    • PGP pretty good privacy - early adaptation of the encryption.

    All seem to be ascii files so they developers may have simply piled onto the original use of the ASC (ASCII plain text) filename extension.
     
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  11. wayneh

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    So the full answer was already given in #2 by @jpanhalt, along with the text-only option in #3.
     
  12. mcgyvr

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    Maybe.. But the full answer can only be given if the OP/TS decides to provide more details about that file..
    Opening it and viewing the "text" is one thing.. But what is the intended use of that file once its opened..
     
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