How to Open .Ofm Files

Written by laura mcguinn
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There are currently five applications that create .ofm files. This list continues to grow. OFM file format can contain digital signatures, field validation, attachments, calculations and database field information. The database field information can be used to auto-fill forms with the previously programmed field information. This database information can also be exported to ODBC compliant databases such as Oracle.

Here are the current applications that create .ofm files.

Automated commercial embroidery machine files are created when pixels from image files are converted into .ofm files that instruct the machine how to stitch the image.

OfficeForms made by Toplevel. Creating online e-forms in an .ofm format.

Omniform made by Nuaunce. These are proprietary data files that may only be opened by the Omniform applications.

Adobe font description files.

PostScript font description files.

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Things you need

  • Windows 7
  • .ofm file
  • Application that made the .ofm file

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  1. 1

    Select the "Start Menu" in the Task Bar.

  2. 2

    Select "Control Panel."

  3. 3

    Select "Default Programs."

  4. 4

    Select "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" (the window may take a moment to populate).

  5. 5

    Scroll down to the OFM file type. The program that was used to create the .ofm file will be indicated in the third column to the right. Now we know what application was used to create the file.

  6. 6

    Select the "Start Menu."

  7. 7

    Select "All Programs."

  8. 8

    Select the application that was shown in the file association window.

Tips and warnings

  • If there was no listing in the File Associations Window for the .ofm file, the application that created the file will need to be installed before the file can be opened.
  • Forcing the .ofm file to open in an application that did not create the file may cause the application or Windows to crash resulting in a lock-up or error message.

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