Open CAL files

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    CALS Raster Image Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a CAL file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CAL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CAL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CAL file?

With the file extension CAL calendar files of the calendar creator are marked. The Calender Creator is a program for creating your own calendars. He also offers many templates, styles and pictures. Of course, you can also use your own pictures.

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A Cal file contains all the project data for a calendar, such as format, style, images or time. The CAL format is proprietary and represents the native file format of the MS-DOS version of the calendar software. Later versions use file extensions such as cce, ce3, ce5 and currently bcc.

CAL files can also be processed by other Broderbund products. These products also have a calendar function and can import CAL files.

Programs which can open a CAL file

How to open file with CAL extension?

In order to open a file with CAL extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CAL file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CAL files, follow the instructions below.
Install 3ds Max or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening CAL files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CAL files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CAL files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set 3ds Max as the default program for opening CAL 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 CAL 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 3ds Max applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where 3ds Max has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CAL files

Sometimes problems with opening CAL files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CAL files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CAL files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CAL file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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