12U File Extension

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Adobe PageMaker Font
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    Adobe Systems Incorporated
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What is 12U file?

12U is a file extension commonly associated with Adobe PageMaker Font files. Adobe PageMaker Font specification was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. 12U file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. 12U file format, along with 105 other file formats, belongs to the Font Files category. The most popular software that supports 12U files is Adobe PageMaker. Software named Adobe PageMaker was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and 12U files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support 12U file extension

The following listing features 12U-compatible programs. Files with 12U extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support 12U file

How to open file with 12U extension?

Problems with accessing 12U may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with 12U extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with 12U files.

Step 1. Install Adobe PageMaker software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 12U files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Adobe PageMaker. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support 12U files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Adobe PageMaker installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Adobe PageMaker to the latest version

If the problems with opening 12U files still occur even after installing Adobe PageMaker, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe PageMaker is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why 12U files are not compatible with Adobe PageMaker. The most recent version of Adobe PageMaker is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Adobe PageMaker Font files with Adobe PageMaker

If you have the latest version of Adobe PageMaker installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage 12U on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the 12U file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe PageMaker is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open 12U files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected 12U file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with 12U extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the 12U is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the 12U file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The 12U may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the 12U is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the 12U file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with 12U extension is complete and error-free

If the 12U file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with 12U extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Adobe PageMaker Font file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe PageMaker

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with 12U extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Adobe PageMaker Font files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with 12U files affecting older versions of given software.

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