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.ab2 File Extension

Developer: Broderbund
File type: Print Shop Address Book File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ab2. Files with the file extension .ab2 can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ab2 files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ab2 file?

Files affixed with the AB2 extension are also called Print Shop address book files, and the content of these .ab2 files consists of data needed by the Print Shop software. The content of these AB2 files can be accessed by using The Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe, which can be installed and used in Microsoft Windows-based systems. Classified as data files, these AB2 data files are referenced by the Print Shop application to access contact info and the details associated to each of those contacts as entered by users and as saved by users in files with the .ab2 extension. The Print Shop application does this whenever the user needs to use some of the associated features integrated into the Print Shop software, and since the content of these AB2 files are only referenced by the application and the files themselves are not loaded unto the software, OS memory and RAM resources are conserved, allowing actively running third party applications and vital background processes to run as smoothly as possible. Template files are also tacked to these AB2 files, and this template is used in the Print Shop application to develop personally addressed copies to each contact entered in the AB2 list. The Print Shop software can be used to create desktop publishing output documents like brochures, greeting cards, document templates and business cards among others.

how to open a .ab2 file?

Launch a .ab2 file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ab2 file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ab2 files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ab2 file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ab2 file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ab2 file association errors

applications that open a .ab2 file

Broderbund The Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe

Broderbund The Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe

Broderbund The Print Shop 3.0 Deluxe is an image and graphic designer software that creates design projects with the combination of intuitive design tools and contemporary content. It has over 87,000 clip art images, 2,00 new templates and new features for Page Layout Tools, Design tools, Photo editing tools, and publishing tools. The Page Layout tool features a redesigned workspace that is accessible for adding elements into the design and ribbon control for managing creations. It features a calendar tool that customizes calendars with photos, US and Canada holidays and personal events that can be printed at home. The Design tool features drop shadow that layers objects which can be adjusted using the slider tools, it has the ability to edit shapes by adjusting width, height color and line manipulation, and the designing tool also features the gradient and transparency options. The Photo editing tool allows users to crop images into the shape they prefer, remove red eye, and perform photo touchups. The publishing tool features duplex printing, sharing and posting in Facebook and the Address book and event reminders which keeps track of important events and contacts that can be importeed from Hotmail, Gmail and Outlook.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ab2 files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ab2. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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