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Open Prn File

.Prn file is categorized as a page layout file and it contains instructions required by a printer to function. The instructions include the printer tray to use, the paper size, the number of pages to print and the particular content to print. This file can be created by choosing the "Print to File" link in the Print dialogue, either in a macOS or a Windows program. There is a similarity between PostScript files and PRN files.

The printer drivers create the format automatically after you must have issued a printing command. The process involved in creating the .prn file is normally not visible, but the end users can easily intercept the file and keep it before the document is printed. You can then easily open the intercepted .prn file using a different device; you do not even need the original application of the document to open the intercepted .prn file. The .prn file can retain the exact details of how the images or documents should be printed can also be found useful in CorelDraw for the extraction and modification of the original files. Let's see how to open prn file.

How to open .prn files   

The .prn file can be printed in Mac OS X by simply dragging the particular file to the desktop printer icon. The files can be printed in Windows Operating System by simply right-clicking on the file and then selecting the "Microsoft Office Document Imaging" tab. Not all the versions of Microsoft Office Document Imaging support the .prn file. You can equally open the file through the command line on Windows. All you have to do is to select "Run" from your computer's Start menu, then type "cmd" after which you can then go ahead with the opening.

Furthermore, the file can be opened using a text editor like Apple TextEdit or Microsoft Notepad. The file will then automatically store the text you want to print in the form of a plain text. However, the printing instructions will consist of printer codes that should never be modified to prevent any form of a printer error.

The programs that can be used to open .prn files depend on your computer operating system. If you are using a Windows operating system, you can use any of the programs highlighted below to open the .prn file:

  • ACD Systems Canvas 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Command Prompt
  • AllWeb FastPrint
  • The compatible printer driver that can interpret the .prn files
  • Free Raw Print (FRP)

If you are using the Mac operating system, on the other hand, you can use the following programs to open the .prn file:

  • The compatible printer driver that can interpret the .prn file.
  • Drag to the desktop printer icon.

.prn files can be opened on different versions of the Windows Operating System, like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It can also be opened on different versions of the Mac Operating System, like macOS 10.12, macOS 10.13 and macOS 10.14.

Furthermore, .prn files can be opened using CorelDraw. First, launch CorelDraw on your computer and choose File, then Open. Look for the .prn file, select the file, edit and save it.

When you see a file having .pages file extension, it means a page Documents file. It originates from Apple Page word processors program. It can be either a simple text document oT. The types are charts, tables, pictures and so on.
.Pages files are also known as ZIP files. They have the necessary document for Pages and JPG file. Also, a PDF file, which is present as an optional inclusion.
You can use the PDF file included for previewing only the document. It is used for the entire document, while the JPG file is used in previewing the first page of the document.

How to open pages files


A pages file is an executable file. You have to take great care while opening it. Such a file is used in receiving information via email. It works by default on macOS computers.


The information is available for your iOS devices. You can open the .pages file by using Google Drive in which you just download the file and view it using Google Drive.
Instead of the method mentioned above, the.Pages file can also be opened by extracting the preview document from the file.
You can do this by using any file extraction tool. The tool will work so long as it supports the ZIP format. The most popular of these tools are PeaZip and 7-Zip.

How to Convert 

Another way to open the .Pages file is to convert it to another format. For example, you can convert the .Pages file using Zamzar.
You can upload the file through this tool. It will then give you many options to which you can convert the file. Some of the available options are TXT, PAGES09, EPUB, DOCX, DOC and even PDF.
As a result, you can view the file using any of the options provided above after the conversion. Bear in mind that the conversion occurs instantly.
You must have the program that can open each of the converted forms on your computer before you can access the converted file.
Aside from Zamzar, you can also convert the .Pages file using Pages itself. It is programmed to convert the file to several formats, like ZIP, Pages09, EPUB, RFT, plain text, PDF and even Word formats.
The converted file can be saved in the iCloud and you can use the Pages program. After beng stored in the cloud, the format of the file will change to .Pages-TEF. The stored file is a Pages iCloud Document files type.
The operating system you are using can also determine if you can easily open the .Pages file or not. In Mac operating system, it is very easy to open it as it has support out of the box.

In Windows

If you use windows, this is different. Windows OS doesn't include the program for opening the file.

If you double-click the file after downloading it on your Windows operating system, you still will not have access to the file.


How to open a pages file with microsoft word

However, you can easily open it with microsoft word. These are the steps.

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Rename the pages file. Delete .pages and add .zip suffix.
  3. Unzip the file.
  4. open the extracted files.


Android APP of MIcrosoft word

File type: Printed Circuit Board Design
The PCB file extension is used by many file types including the Print Shop Deluxe business card/tbv, the PC-Doctor file, the P-CAD : P-CAD database, MS PowerPoint Settings Application Data File, ACCEL, Protel : Printed Circuit Board file, the PADS : Printed Circuit Board and the McCad: Printed Circuit Board.
However, one of the most commonly used is the McCad: Printed Circuit Board File often utilized in the ExpressPCB software developed by McCad.

Detailed information 

Category: Data Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: Data Files, Mentor Graphics PCB Browser or Board Station, McCAD, CadSoft EAGLE, Altium Designer or P-CAD
Open with Linux: CadSoft EAGLE
The files using the PCB file extension are often a model or a design of a PCB or a printed circuit board. A printed circuit board provides connections to different electrical components.
A PCB may also be used to print the physical board. Files with the PCB file extension may be saved or stored in an ASCII text format. However, these files also use a standard file format that is supported by different programs. These files may also be directly opened by the user.

File type: Publisher Document, Corel Ventura Publisher Publication

What is

PUB is a popular file extension that is used mostly by the publishers for their publication purposes.

If you have a business of publication and looking for the creation of different types of publications, this file extension can be extremely useful for you. There are several users of this Microsoft propriety extension, who use the products in different purposes for their business.

If you are thinking of newsletters, brochures and also posters, this file extension can be of great help. you can get some of the best postcards using this .pub extension.

So next time you are in need of various kinds of publication, you have easy help at hand.

It has several text along with some raster and vector graphics. With the help of this file extension, you will be able to create many publications, personalize them and also share them with others.


Detailed information 

Category: Data File
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Windows :Microsoft Publisher Adobe InDesign with PUB2ID Plugin
Open with Linux:

File type: PowerPoint Slide Show


What is

The PPS file extension is used in the PPS files created, opened, and modified using the Microsoft Power Point application.

The Microsoft Power Point application is to display digital slides in educational and business presentations. It is also commonly to display picture slideshows sent and received via email.

The PPS files may contain a combination of pictures, movies, and texts. Because of its formal presentation, PowerPoint is now the standard way of showing and displaying slides.


Detailed information 

Category: Data Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows:
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Viewer
Open with Linux: N/A
The PPS files also contain pieces of information about how the presentation of the slideshow should be displayed.
These include the transition effects between the slides. The Microsoft PowerPoint application also saves presentations using other file formats such as .pot (template), .ppt (presentation), or .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint 2007).
It is also significant to note that there is no difference between PPS and PPT files. Files saved in these two formats may be renamed alternately and they will still work.

File type: AutoCAD Plotter Document


What is

The PLT file extension stands for AutoCAD Plotter Document. The Autodesk AutoCAD program uses this file extension for the vector graphic plotter files created using the said program.

The files may be printed with the use of plotter that is responsible for printing the images using different lines instead of using dots. The vector-based plotter files or the PLT files are based on the HPGL format.

These files may also be converted into other formats or vice versa, the files not supported by the PLT file extension may also be converted to the same format using some converters such as EFM, HPGL Import for Surfcam 1.0, Butterfly 1.0.6, and others that may be downloaded from the Internet.

Detailed information 

Category: Vector Image Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: ArtCut, Autodesk AutoCAD
Open with Linux: N/A
Other file types also use the PLT file extension. Included in these file types are the Infinity Game Engine Bitmap Graphic, HP Graphics Language, Gerber Sign-making Software File, dnaLIMS 3700 Sample Sheet and the Clipper Ver. 5 Pre-linked Transfer File.

File type: Digitally Encrypted Message


What is .P7M format

The P7M file extension is used in files created using the Cryptigo email encryption software. The signed or the encrypted email file has the smime.p7m file name may only be unencrypted with the P7M Viewer.
Moreover, the files with this format may only be present in the system when common attachments like .doc files or .xls files are attached aside from the .p7m file attachment.
These files may also exist when an email message is converted to MAPI from the original MIME file or when the email message is edited and saved.
A user may also encounter a .p7m file if the parent or the envelope message is signed or encrypted.

How to open p7m files

You can see here free file viewers online and to download. If you receive in a message in gmail, outlook or other mail programs use one of the following free viewer.

Category: Archive and Compressed Files
File format: Open-Source
Open with Windows:
  • Cryptigo S/MIME Plugin,
  • Cryptigo p7m Viewer for Eudora
Open with Linux: N/A
Open with MAC:
  • Apple Keychain access
It is also significant to note that this file extension is only used in encrypted files sent as file attachment.
To open the file attachment , the encrypted or signed message you require a viewer and you may also require a private key that matches the public key of the message.

File type: PowerPoint Presentation


What is

The PPT file extension is used to represent an editable presentation or slideshow created using the Microsoft PowerPoint application.

The PPT files may include bullet points, formatted text, movies, images, audio files and sound effects.

These files are often created from one of the many templates contained within the PowerPoint software application.


Detailed information 

Category: Data Files
File format: Propriety
Open with Windows: ACD Systems Canvas, Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer, Nuance OmniPage Professional
Open with Linux: N/A
If the user just needs to view the PPT files or the PowerPoint presentation, there are available freeware PPT file viewer programs available for download form the Internet.
Examples of these are PowerPoint Viewer 2003 which can read PowerPoint presentations and slideshows created using the Microsoft PowerPoint 97 application and later versions, and PowerPoint 98 Viewer for Macintosh Operating System.
It is significant to note that PowerPoint presentation may include macros which can sometimes be malicious.
Therefore, users must make sure that only presentations from trusted sources should be opened.

File type: Hypertext Preprocessor


What is

The PHP file extension is used in Web pages containing PHP code. These Web pages also include PHP functions capable of processing online forms, getting the time and date, or accessing information directly from a database.

One example of such database is MySQL database. The PHP code contained in the Web page is parsed or processed using a PHP engine within the Web server that dynamically and effectively generates HTML. The generated HTML contains the Web page content.

The HTML is then sent to the Web browser. Thus, the users do not really see the actual PHP code included in the Web page even if they are viewing the Web page source.

Detailed information 

Category: Web Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: Edit with a text editor, Run from Windows Server with PHP, View in a Web browser
Open with Linux: Run from Apache Web server software with PHP
Files with the PHP file extension use a standard file format that is supported by different programs. These files may also be opened directly. This format may also be referenced by any open application and may possibly run a script or a program when opened.



File type: Photoshop Format


If you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop, you would be aware that data on the program is normally saved as a PSD file extension.

PSD files are also referred to as Adobe Photoshop Document files. This file format was developed by Adobe and it is a default files extension for Adobe Photoshop and similar Adobe programs.

A PSD file extension can comprise of a single picture or it may be made up of a variety of objects, images, text and filters. PSD files can contain more complex data, such as; multiple shapes, layers, transparency and vector paths.

Although the images contained within a PSD file can be viewed as a collective, they can all be edited independently.

The PSD files extension is used in documents created using the Adobe Photoshop software. The Adobe Photoshop application is the most commonly used editing program for professional images.

This program may include adjustment layers, image layers, annotation notes, layer masks, keywords, files information, as well as other specific elements of Adobe Photoshop.

It uses several mime types such as zz-application/zz-winassoc-psd, application/psd, application/photoshop, image/psd, image/x-photoshop and image/photoshop.


How to open PSD Files


Category: Raster Image Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: ACD Systems Canvas, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, ACDSee Photo Manager, Adobe Photoshop Elements
Open with Linux: N/A
The Adobe PhotoShop application supports CMYK, RGB, monochrome, grayscale, indexed color, duotone, multichannel color modes and Lab color. The PSD file extension and file format is commonly used as the PSD files may be read by Windows and Macintosh computers.
Generally, these files are shared by image editors and desktop publishers as in-progress graphics. They are also not used much for graphic files distributed to end-users.

Apps for Opening PSD files


If you are a graphic illustrator, then using applications such as Corel's PaintShop Pro, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop to work with, should appeal to you. These are graphic editor programs and can be used to extract, view and edit PSD files.

Alternatively, if you are into audiovisual editing and you use applications like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Illustrator. You should also know that these programs can be used to open PSD files as well.

However, while the programs highlighted are great for opening and editing PSD files, they are not necessarily free software applications.


Free Apps for Opening PSD Files


There are free apps that do not only open PSD files, but can also be used to edit and even convert the files.


These free apps include;

  • GIMP: GIMP is another free to download photo-editing program that you can use to open PSD files. However, you should note that this app is not as advanced as Adobe Photoshop and therefore has limited features and editing tools.
  • Photopea: Photopea is an online photo-editing app that is also free to use. This program runs on your web browser and offers a variety of web-based editing tools. With this web-based program, you will be able to view and edit every single layer of the opened PSD file. Photopea allows you to have edited PSD files saved on your PC. You can then open the saved PSD files using a PSD viewing program on your computer, such as; Apple's QuickTime Picture Viewer or a PSD Viewer.
  • NET: Along with Paint.NET PSD plugin, this free photo editor app can be used to open as well as edit PSD files to a certain extent.


Converting saved PSD Files


In a situation where you intend using your saved PSD file in the same way as typical picture files, you first need to convert it. If you want to upload a PSD image file on a website, it would also be advisable that you convert it. This is because data saved in PSD file format is not accepted on most websites.


Converting PSD Files Using Adobe Photoshop


Converting a PSD file using the Adobe Photoshop program involves the following;

  • Click on the "File" menu.
  • Go to the "Save As" option and click it.
  • Select the format you would like to save the PSD files as (i.e. JPEG, WEBP, GIF, PNG and SVG).


Converting PSD files using other Applications

 With other programs like the ones mentioned above (GIMP, Photopea and Paint.NET), you can also convert a PSD file to another format.

Typically, you just have to go to the "File" drop-down menu of the application, then click "Export". You will then save and export the PSD file as another selected format.

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