PDW File Extension

PDW file icon
ProntoDoc For Word Conventional Document Template
  • Developer
    Step Function
  • Popularity
    3.2 (5 votes)

What is PDW file?

PDW filename suffix is mostly used for ProntoDoc For Word Conventional Document Template files. Step Function defined the ProntoDoc For Word Conventional Document Template format standard. PDW file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. PDW file format, along with 137 other file formats, belongs to the Layout Files category. The most popular software that supports PDW files is Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about PDW files or the Microsoft Word software program.

Programs which support PDW file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PDW files. Files with PDW 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 PDW file

How to open file with PDW extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PDW files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ProntoDoc For Word Conventional Document Template files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Word

Problems with opening and working with PDW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PDW files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Word and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Microsoft Word installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Word to the latest version

If the problems with opening PDW files still occur even after installing Microsoft Word, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Word is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PDW files are not compatible with Microsoft Word. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Word.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PDW files to Microsoft Word

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Word installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PDW on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PDW 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 Microsoft Word is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PDW files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PDW extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Microsoft Word and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PDW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the PDW is not faulty

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

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

Should it happed that the PDW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the PDW file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PDW file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the PDW file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic PDW 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. If the PDW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ProntoDoc For Word Conventional Document Template file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Word

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ProntoDoc For Word Conventional Document Template file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PDW files affecting older versions of given software.

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the PDW file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on PDW file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
htm icon


Hypertext Markup Language Format

HTM file contains markup code in Hypertext Markup Language format, and shares many similarities with HTML. This is a standard document file used fo...