What are PMF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PMF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a PMF file?
PMF files have multiple uses, and ESRI Published Map is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
ESRI Published Map File
The files are created with the ArcMap feature of the ArcGIS map creation software by ESRI. They contain read-only versions of map files that are created for the ArcReader software. These maps allow users who have not paid for the ArcGIS software to read maps that have been created with the application.
The PMF files can only be read and can not be modified. The data views, navigation, printing, layout, panning, and zooming features of the map file can also be limited when the map is saved in the PMF format.
How to open PMF files
We have identified two PMF openers that are compatible with this specific type of PMF file.
Programs that open ESRI Published Map files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PMF
While ESRI Published Map File is a popular type of PMF-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .PMF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
PlayStation Portable Movie Format
We know that one PMF format is PlayStation Portable Movie Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
PMF opener for Windows
We have identified one PMF opener that is compatible with this specific type of PMF file.
Print Magic Font
We know that one PMF format is Print Magic Font. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested eight different PMF openers which you will find listed below.
Swift Word Publisher Document
We know that one PMF format is Swift Word Publisher Document. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of PMF files. Remember, different programs may use PMF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Programmable Stitch Creator||User submitted|
|PE-DESIGN NEXT||User submitted|
|ArcReader, ArcMap Server||User submitted|
|QPR ProcessGuide||User submitted|
|SMFPlayer Application||User submitted|
|PDF/Mergician Professional||User submitted|
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