The file extension OFM is associated with four different programs and applications which include Adobe PostScript, USPS, OmniForm, and DesignShop. OFM files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension OFM is a PostScript file, it is a font file type that contains information which describes different fonts used with Adobe Creative Suite. PostScript is part of the Adobe suite and is a language used for creating graphics in a bitmap format. OFM files related to PostScript contain commands and instructions for printing a graphic created with the PostScript language.
OFM files that are related to the United States Postal Service (USPS) are a data file type that contains a variety of content used for completing forms with USPS. This type of OFM file is typically in PDF format and is used on the USPS website to provide downloadable documents in a universal format.
If the OFM file extension is associated with OmniForm, it is a document file type that contains elements for converting hardcopy documents to digital forms. OmniForm is a software program produced by Nuance that allows you to easily create digital forms from hard copy documents or compose documents from scratch.
OFM files that are created by DesignShop are a graphics file type that converts the pixels of an image into an embroidery format. The content includes colors and data which describe the stitch patterns to allow an automatic embroidery device to read and create the embroidery pattern. DesignShop is produced by Melco and allows both professionals and novices to create embroidery designs.
How to Open OFM Files
Since OFM files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. OFM files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the file extension OFM is related to Adobe PostScript and you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open the file with Adobe Creative Suite CS6, which is available as a free trial on the Adobe website. OFM files which contain printing commands for graphics can also be viewed using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
OFM files associated with the United States Postal Service can be opened using virtually any operating system, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This type of OFM file is typically offered on the USPS in Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be opened using Adobe Reader, which is commonly preinstalled on most operating systems.
OmniForm OFM files can be opened using the OmniForm application, which is compatible with Windows and available as a paid download on the Nuance Software website. You can also opt to convert the OFM file to another format for use with a broader range of applications. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert OFM files for you.
OFM files that are associated with DesignShop can be opened using DesignShop v9, which is compatible with the Windows operating system. DesignShop is available in a paid version on the Melco USA website.