Program which will open ASC Files

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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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.
 

GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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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.
.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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mcgyvr

Joined Oct 15, 2009
5,394
So the full answer was already given in #2 by @jpanhalt, along with the text-only option in #3.
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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