PPF File Extension

PPF file icon
Micrografx Picture Publisher Format
  • Developer
    Micrografx, Inc.
  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is PPF file?

PPF is a file extension commonly associated with Micrografx Picture Publisher Format files. Micrografx Picture Publisher Format specification was created by Micrografx, Inc.. Files with PPF extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with PPF extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1258 various file formats. The most popular software that supports PPF files is Micrografx Picture Publisher. Software named Micrografx Picture Publisher was created by Micrografx, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PPF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PPF file extension

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

How to open file with PPF extension?

Being unable to open files with PPF extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with PPF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PPF files.

Step 1. Get the Micrografx Picture Publisher

Problems with opening and working with PPF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PPF files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Micrografx Picture Publisher 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Micrografx Picture Publisher website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Micrografx Picture Publisher and update if needed

If the problems with opening PPF files still occur even after installing Micrografx Picture Publisher, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Micrografx Picture Publisher is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Micrografx Picture Publisher cannot handle files with PPF may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Micrografx Picture Publisher is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PPF files to Micrografx Picture Publisher

After installing Micrografx Picture Publisher (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PPF files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PPF file
  • 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 Micrografx Picture Publisher is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PPF files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PPF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PPF extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the PPF 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 PPF file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the PPF is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PPF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. PPF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PPF 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. When downloading the file with PPF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Check whether your system can handle Micrografx Picture Publisher

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PPF extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Micrografx Picture Publisher Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PPF files.

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