ACFM File Extension

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Adobe Composite Font Metrics Format
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    Adobe Systems
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    3 (2 votes)

What is ACFM file?

Full format name of files that use ACFM extension is Adobe Composite Font Metrics Format. Adobe Composite Font Metrics Format format was developed by Adobe Systems. ACFM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ACFM file format, along with 104 other file formats, belongs to the Font Files category. The most popular program for handling ACFM files is Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support ACFM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ACFM files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ACFM 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 ACFM file

How to open file with ACFM extension?

Problems with accessing ACFM may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ACFM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts

Problems with opening and working with ACFM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ACFM files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts or one to the listed programs: Adobe Creative Suite. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ACFM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts

You still cannot access ACFM files although Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts cannot handle files with ACFM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ACFM files to Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts

After installing Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ACFM files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ACFM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ACFM files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ACFM extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ACFM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ACFM for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ACFM file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the ACFM file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the ACFM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ACFM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ACFM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ACFM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Adobe Composite Font Metrics Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Referenced by programs that support AFM fonts

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ACFM files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Adobe Composite Font Metrics Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the ACFM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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