PM5 File Extension

PM5 file icon
PageMaker 5.0 Document
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is PM5 file?

PM5 filename suffix is mostly used for PageMaker 5.0 Document files. Adobe Systems defined the PageMaker 5.0 Document format standard. PM5 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with PM5 extension are categorized as Layout Files files. The Layout Files subset comprises 137 various file formats. Adobe PageMaker supports PM5 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe PageMaker software, but also about PM5 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PM5 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PM5 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PM5 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support PM5 file

How to open file with PM5 extension?

Problems with accessing PM5 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PM5 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Adobe PageMaker

Problems with opening and working with PM5 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PM5 files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Adobe PageMaker and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PM5 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

You still cannot access PM5 files although Adobe PageMaker 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 Adobe PageMaker cannot handle files with PM5 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Adobe PageMaker should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PM5 files to Adobe PageMaker

After installing Adobe PageMaker (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PM5 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PM5 file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 PM5 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PM5 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PM5 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PM5 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PM5 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the PM5 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PM5 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PM5 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the PM5 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 PM5 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 PM5 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system 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 systems has insufficient resources to open PM5 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PageMaker 5.0 Document file. It may be the case that the PM5 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a PM5 file

File Conversions from PM5 extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to PM5 file
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