PM4 File Extension

PM4 file icon
PageMaker 4 Document
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    2.6 (6 votes)

What is PM4 file?

PM4 is a file extension commonly associated with PageMaker 4 Document files. PageMaker 4 Document format was developed by Adobe Systems. PM4 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. PM4 file belongs to the Layout Files category just like 137 other filename extensions listed in our database. Adobe PageMaker supports PM4 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named Adobe PageMaker was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PM4 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PM4 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PM4 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. PM4 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PM4 file

How to open file with PM4 extension?

Problems with accessing PM4 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PM4 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Adobe PageMaker

Problems with opening and working with PM4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PM4 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Adobe PageMaker. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PM4 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Adobe PageMaker website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe PageMaker and update if needed

You still cannot access PM4 files although Adobe PageMaker is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Adobe PageMaker installed, it may not support PM4 format. 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 PageMaker 4 Document files with Adobe PageMaker

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PM4 files with latest version of Adobe PageMaker you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PM4 file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Adobe PageMaker is installed, check the Always use this app to open PM4 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PM4 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Adobe PageMaker and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PM4 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PM4 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PM4 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the PM4 file for viruses or malware

If the PM4 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 PM4 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PM4 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the PM4 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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 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 PM4 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PageMaker 4 Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PM4 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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