PM6 File Extension

PM6 file icon
PageMaker 6.0 Document
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is PM6 file?

Full format name of files that use PM6 extension is PageMaker 6.0 Document. PageMaker 6.0 Document format was developed by Adobe Systems. PM6 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with PM6 extension are categorized as Layout Files files. The Layout Files subset comprises 137 various file formats. Users are advised to use Adobe PageMaker software for managing PM6 files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Adobe PageMaker was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PM6 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PM6 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PM6 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PM6 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 PM6 file

How to open file with PM6 extension?

Problems with accessing PM6 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PM6 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. Download and install Adobe PageMaker

Problems with opening and working with PM6 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PM6 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe PageMaker or different compatible program, such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PM6 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Adobe PageMaker installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Adobe PageMaker

If the problems with opening PM6 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. 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 PM6 may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Adobe PageMaker.

Step 3. Associate PageMaker 6.0 Document 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 PM6 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the PM6 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 PM6 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PM6 extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PM6 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PM6 for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PM6 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the PM6 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the PM6 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 PM6 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 PM6 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the PM6 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. 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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PM6 files. Close all running programs and try opening the PM6 file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PageMaker 6.0 Document files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PM6 files affecting older versions of given software.

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