Files that contain the file extension PPD are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is Adobe PageMaker, but the file extension can also be created with PhotoImpression and Polar ProTrainer. PPD files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension PPD is related to Adobe PageMaker, it is a settings file type that contains PostScript for printing out documents. PostScript is a language that is used to describe how the document should be printed out using a compatible printing device. The description includes font styles, layout, paper size, and other information that is needed to print out a document as it appears on your PC screen. Adobe PageMaker is an early desktop publishing application created by Aldus and eventually purchased by Adobe Systems.
If the PPD files are associated with PhotoImpression, they are a document file type that contains project data for working with images. The content includes photo enhancements, slideshow organization, tags, and other information used for photo management. PhotoImpression is a comprehensive photo management application produced by ArcSoft.
PPD files related to Polar ProTrainer are a various data file type that contains information on exercise planning and individual progress reports. ProTrainer is a software application used for mapping out exercise regimens with Polar exercise machines.
How to Open PPD Files
If the PPD files are associated with Adobe PageMaker, you can open them using Adobe PageMaker, which is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Although PageMaker has been replaced by Adobe InDesign, it is still available for download in Version 7 on the Adobe website. You can also use Adobe InDesign CS6 which is part of the CS6 Creative Suite of applications.
PPD Postscript files can also be opened and viewed using any text editing program. For a Windows-based PC, you can open PPD files using WordPad, Notepad, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, or Apple Pages. You can also open PPD files on the Linux operating system with Nano Editor, gEdit, OpenOffice Writer, or Vim.
If the PPD files are created with PhotoImpression, you should use the PhotoImpression software application, which is compatible with Windows and available on the ArcSoft website. You can also opt to convert this type of PPD file to another format for use with a variety of applications and different operating systems. There are a variety of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert PPD files for you.
PPD files that are related to ProTrainer can be opened using the Polar ProTrainer software application, which is available on the Polar website and compatible with the Windows operating system.