PM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PM file?

PM is an acronym for Perl Module. Files that contain the .pm file extension store modules that hold specific Perl functions.

The PM modules are used by different Perl applications and often contain data that defines the subroutines and variables of the module function or class definitions that can be accessed via method calls. When these PM files are compiled, they are given the .pmc file extension.

The Presentation Manager software application also uses the .pm file suffix. These PM files contain the bitmap graphic files that are used by this presentation program.

The PageMaker software also uses the .pm file extension. The PM files that are used by this program contain document files that have been created within the application.

How to open PM 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 PM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PM

While we know of one file format using the .PM 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 .PM file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
TeraPadTeraPadUser submitted
Perl ExpressPerl ExpressUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Master Software ToolsMaster Software ToolsUser submitted
mateSuitemateSuiteUser submitted
Professional NotepadProfessional NotepadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PM-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 PM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!