The File Extensions Database

.PMD File Extension

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

What is an .PMD file?

.PMD is PageMaker Document

A PMD file is a page layout file created with Adobe PageMaker, a program used for creating professional publications such as newsletters and brochures. It contains formatted text, images, and drawn objects. PMD files also support images created in other Adobe programs.

PMD files are used by Adobe PageMaker 6 or later. They can also be opened by Adobe InDesign, the successor to PageMaker. However, only Adobe InDesign CS6 or older will open PMD files. InDesign CC does not open PMD files.

If you want to open a PMD file in InDesign CC, you can open it in InDesign CS6 or earlier, save it as an .INDD file, then open it in InDesign CC. You can also export a PMD as a .PDF file when open in PageMaker or InDesign.

Programs that open PageMaker Document
Adobe PageMaker 7
Adobe InDesign CS6
Adobe PageMaker 7
Adobe InDesign CS6
File Type 2 Poser Binary Morph File
Developer by: Smith Micro Category: 3D Image Files Format: Binary

3D image file created by Poser Pro, a character modeling and animation program; saves morphs, or the altered positions, of a character in a binary format; used for saving gestures, movement states, and other character positions.

Programs that open Poser Binary Morph File
Smith Micro Poser 11
Smith Micro Poser 11
File Type 3 PlanMaker Spreadsheet
Developer by: SoftMaker Software Category: Spreadsheet Files Format: Binary

A PMD file is a spreadsheet file created by PlanMaker, a spreadsheet application included with SoftMaker Office. It contains data in cells organized in rows and columns of a spreadsheet. PMD files are similar to .XLS and .XLSX files used by Microsoft Excel.

PMD file open in SoftMaker Office PlanMaker 2018

PMD files are saved in a proprietary format and were the primary file type associated with PlanMaker until they were replaced by .PMDX files. PlanMaker still supports PMD files.

While PMD files are typically used to store data, they may also contain formulas and charts. PMD files may be converted to various formats in PlanMaker, including PMDX, .PDF, XLS, XLSX, .XLSM, .XLTX, .XLTM, .XLT, .TMD, and .RTF.

Programs that open PlanMaker Spreadsheet
SoftMaker Office
SoftMaker Office
SoftMaker Office: PlanMaker Mobile
File Type 4 MikuMikuDance Model File
Developer by: MikuMikuDance Category: 3D Image Files Format: Binary

3D model used by MikuMikuDance (MMD), a dance animation program originally created in Japanese; contains a 3D mesh for a dancer that can be texturized and animated with the MikuMikuDance tools; used for storing different dancer models.

PMD files can be edited with the PMD Editor, as well as with some standard 3D modeling tools, such as Blender, Metesequoia, and Lightwave. However, note that each program requires an appropriate plugin, and the plugins are typically created in Japanese and are available from Japanese websites.

Programs that open MikuMikuDance Model File
PMD Editor

How to solve problems with PMD files

  • Associate the PMD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PMD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PMD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PMD 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 .PMD is PageMaker Document. Because only the current version supports the latest PMD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .PMD is PageMaker Document update.
  • To make sure that your PMD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.