Files with pfm suffix are fonts that also contain font metric information. Also called Adobe Type 1 font.

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Software that open pfm file

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PFM file extension - Printer outline metric font

What is pfm file? How to open pfm files?

File type specification:

Font and typeface file type icon Font and typeface file type

pfm file icon: pfm filetype icon

File extension pfm is used for files that contain font metric information used by applications for laying out lines of text in a document. They also specify the Windows font menu name, kerning pair data, and a variety of other font-level information. Used in many Adobe programs as well in other programs for Windows operating system.

Printer Font Metrics files are required for installing Type 1, CID-keyed, or composite font programs in a Windows system. Although this file format was originally designed for single-byte fonts, PFM files provide AdobeType Manager (ATM) and other software with key fontspecific information that is necessary for installation and use in a Windows environment.

Updated: July 5, 2024

The default software associated to open pfm file:

Adobe Creative Suite icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Creative Suite  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Suite is a comprehensive set of professional programs for graphic design, video editing and web development, produced and marketed by Adobe Systems.

The latest release of this product family is Adobe Creative Suite and comes in four different editions, which contain a certain combinations of Adobe products focused in one area.

  • Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite Design & Web Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection

Important: With 2013, Adobe focuses more on cloud-based solutions and offers Adobe Creative Cloud as the successor to Creative Suite. Creative Cloud uses the new subscription model.


Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

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Help how to open:

Can be imported to Windows Font Library.

How to convert:

Various font management or conversion programs may be potentially used to convert pfm fonts.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pfm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pfm file, edit pfm file, convert pfm file, view pfm file, play pfm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pfm file - Printer outline metric font

Click on the software link for more information about Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe Creative Suite uses pfm file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pfm file by default:
Adobe Creative Suite small icon Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Other suggested software:
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop

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