The File Extensions Database


.AST File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AST file?

.AST is ClarisWorks Assistant File

Assistant for creating a new document in ClarisWorks; similar to a template, but offers additional assistance in composing the file; can be used to create business cards, calendars, newsletters, presentations, etc.

NOTE: Both AppleWorks and ClarisWorks have been discontinued.

Programs that open ClarisWorks Assistant File
Windows
Apple AppleWorks
Mac
Apple AppleWorks
File Type 2 Adobe Color Separations Table
Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Settings Files

Contains color separation options that can be loaded by several Adobe programs; may be used for defining color separations for printing, exporting to PDF, or exporting to another program; can be used for images using RGB, CMYK, and other color modes.

Another common color separations format is a "Desktop Color Separations" (.DCS) file, which was developed by Quark.

Programs that open Adobe Color Separations Table
Windows
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC
Mac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Adobe Acrobat DC
File Type 3 Ability Spreadsheet Template
Developer by: Ability Plus Software Category: Spreadsheet Files Format: Binary

Spreadsheet template created by Ability Spreadsheet, an application that is part of the productivity suite Ability Office; used for creating multiple Ability spreadsheets (.AWS files) from the same template.

Programs that open Ability Spreadsheet Template
Windows
Ability Office

How to solve problems with AST files

  • Associate the AST file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AST file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AST files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AST file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AST is ClarisWorks Assistant File. Because only the current version supports the latest AST file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .AST is ClarisWorks Assistant File update.
  • To make sure that your AST file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.