The File Extensions Database

.FM File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Page Layout Files

What is an .FM file?

.FM is FrameMaker Document

Publishing or page authoring document created with Adobe FrameMaker; uses XML for creating the document structure; Framemaker can be used to publish documents for print or the web; it is only available on Windows and Unix platforms.

FrameMaker documents support text, raster graphics, and vector graphics, including .SVG images. Pages can be saved as .PDF files for better compatibility with other systems.

Programs that open FrameMaker Document
Adobe FrameMaker
File Type 2 FileMaker Database
Developer by: FileMaker Category: Spreadsheet Files

Spreadsheet or database created by FileMaker or FileMaker Pro; used by early versions of FileMaker; newer files use the .FMP extension.

Programs that open FileMaker Database
FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Pro Advanced

How to solve problems with FM files

  • Associate the FM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FM file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FM is FrameMaker Document. Because only the current version supports the latest FM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .FM is FrameMaker Document update.
  • To make sure that your FM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.