The file extension AST identifies templates of the spreadsheet program Ability Spreadsheet. An AST file contains formatting and data that serve as the basis for creating multiple aws documents with the same characteristics.
The template files can be created by the user or come from Ability Plus Software itself.
Spreadsheet is part of the Ability Office and not available separately. The software package is available in different editions and was also licensed by other manufacturers. These sell the products under their own name and with a partially adapted interface.
Most often resolving problems with opening AST files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support AST files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of AST files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate AST files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening AST files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: