PRD is a multimedia presentation file associated with Presentations application developed by SoftMaker. Each presentation document comprises slides with added transition effects. Each slide can be composed of text data, images, audio or video files, or other visual data. Finished presentation can be saved as:
Presentations applications closely resembles Microsoft PowerPoint application, both visually and functionally. PowerPoint uses PPT format for saving presentations, while Presentations uses PRD format. Both PPT and PRD formats evolved into more modern versions PPTX and PRDX, respectively. The older formats are still in use.
Programs that can handle PRD files are as follows. Files with PRD suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with PRD extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SoftMaker Presentations Document 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.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PRD files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing SoftMaker Office or different compatible program, such as Ashampoo Office, SoftMaker Presentations. 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 SoftMaker Office website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening PRD files still occur even after installing SoftMaker Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SoftMaker Office 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 PRD files are not compatible with SoftMaker Office. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SoftMaker Office.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PRD files with latest version of SoftMaker Office you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PRD file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PRD file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PRD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the PRD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 PRD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PRD files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with SoftMaker Presentations Document file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PRD files affecting older versions of given software.
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