PRN File Extension

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Printable Format
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What is PRN file?

File with PRN extension stores content ready for print. PRN is a generic extension used by many applications. PRN file can be based on PostScript language, may be specific to an operating system, application, or created for specific printing device and its drivers. PRN file can store:

  • Formatted text,
  • Graphics data, images,
  • Graphs and tables,
  • Instructions for printers, for example number of pages, print style, etc.

PRN files can store data in binary or text format. PRN files are generated using ‘Print to file’ command. In Windows, users can print some PRN files using Microsoft Office Document Imaging program or command line by sending directly to the printer. Mac OS allows users to drag PRN file onto printer icon to print the file. If PRN file in question is based on XML Paper Specification standard developed by Microsoft, its suffix can be changed into XPS a nd opened using appropriate file manager.

Conversion of a PRN file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the PRN extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of PRN file conversion to a different format.

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

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PRN file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PRN file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PRN file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PRN file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PRN file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PRN file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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