OFM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an OFM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.

How to open OFM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension OFM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different OFM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension OFM

While we know of one file format using the .OFM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .OFM file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of OFM files. Remember, different programs may use OFM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

OmniFormOmniFormUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
OmniForm PremiumOmniForm PremiumUser submitted
OmniForm FillerOmniForm FillerUser submitted
PrintAFormPrintAFormUser submitted
OFMOFMUser submitted
Form Designer Pro ApplicationForm Designer Pro ApplicationUser submitted
G.Neil MyBiz FormsReaderG.Neil MyBiz FormsReaderUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OFM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with OFM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!