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PRD File Extension

SoftMaker Presentations Document
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What is PRD file?

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:

Similarities with Microsoft PowerPoint

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 which support PRD file extension

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.

Programs that support PRD file

Updated: 11/27/2023

How to open file with PRD extension?

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.

Step 1. Install SoftMaker Office software

Install software to open PRD file 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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of SoftMaker Office

Update software that support file extension PRDIf the problems with opening PRD files still occur even after installing SoftMaker Office, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.

Step 3. Assign SoftMaker Office to PRD files

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.

Associate software with PRD file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PRD file and choose 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 SoftMaker Office is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PRD files and clicking OK.
Associate software with PRD file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PRD 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PRD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the PRD file is complete and free of errors

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.

Check PRD file for viruses
1. The PRD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

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.

2. Verify that the PRD file’s structure is intact

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.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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 SoftMaker Office

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PRD files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

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.

Conversion of a PRD file

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