The File Extensions Database

.PMT File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Font Files

What is an .PMT file?

.PMT is PageMaker Template File

A PMT file is a template created for PageMaker 7.0, a page layout designing and formatting application. It contains a template of a character set referenced to identify key strokes for ASCII characters. PMT files are created for each version of PageMaker.

PageMaker's PMT files can be found in the "Extras" folder in the PageMaker folder.

Examples of keystroke and character data held in a PMT character set:
0169 - ©
0214 - Ö
0188 - 1⁄4

PageMaker was originally introduced in 1985 by Aldus but acquired in 1994 by Adobe. In 2004, Adobe stopped development of PageMaker replaced the program with InDesign. The Mac version of PageMaker will only run on OS 9 or earlier whereas the Windows version of PageMaker will run on XP or earlier.

NOTE: PMT files replaced .T65 PageMaker files.

Common PMT Filenames

charset.pmt - The common filename of the character set referenced by PageMaker 7.0 to identify keystroke functions.

Programs that open PageMaker Template File
Adobe PageMaker 7
Adobe InDesign CC 2019
Adobe PageMaker 7
Adobe InDesign CC 2019

How to solve problems with PMT files

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