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.hdl File Extension

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

what is a .hdl file?

The HDL file format is used by a program known as HotDocs. This software is a document creator and document modifier program that employs the HDL file format to save program commands used in creating documents. HDL files created by this program are accessed from time to time as template documents. This means when a user requests access to some of the integrated features provided by this application for making additions and edits to documents, this software saves the associated data in these HDL files. Upon user request, this program then locates the correct HDL file with the required content in order to load the content of the HDL file unto the system and its GUI (Graphical User Interface) in order to display the changes, additions and edits made by the user when creating documents with the use of this program.

how to open a .hdl file?

Launch a .hdl 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 .hdl 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 .hdl files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .hdl file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .hdl file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .hdl file association errors

applications that open a .hdl file



HotDocs is software which was developed by HotDocs Limited. It allows its users to convert different documents that were made using Word Perfect or Microsoft Word as well as those in PDF format into different types of templates. The templates that this software produces is in a form of question-and-answer interview which has the ability to produce customized as well as transaction-ready types of documents. This software allows its users to insert scripting commands as well as variables in the document which results to the creation of a HotDocs file component and a template. Document modelling which is one of HotDocs’ features can actually range from simple types of variable substitutions up to a more complex type of systems which involves recursions, logic, insertions among others. The scripting may also be added to the templates using different formats and can also be modified using a word processor.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .hdl 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, .hdl. 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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