Opening OFM files

Did your computer fail to open an OFM file? We explain what OFM files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your OFM files.

What is an OFM file?

The .ofm file extension is a proprietary file type which was developed by Scansoft. Nuance Communications is now the owner of Scansoft as they merged back in 2005.

OFM files can only be opened using OmniForm application. To ensure security and privacy of data, .ofm files use industry standard data transmission encryption that is also common to other files. Files in OFM format can be opened with Nuance Communications OmniForm in Microsoft Windows platforms.

The .ofm (OmniForm) file is a file format used for document converter. This type of file has the ability to convert one type of document, such as a Word document, into another type like PDF, XML, RTF or Microsoft InfoPath forms. The .ofm file can run the converter automatically and the user can view the file without much hassle.

OFM files do not require any additional conversion software. OFM file serves as an intermediary between the different document forms. Files with .ofm normally contains digital signatures, attachments, field validation, calculations, and automatic form fill that are necessary to verify what type of document that needs converting.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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