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.ofm File Extension

Developer: Scansoft
File type: Template File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ofm. Files with the file extension .ofm can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ofm files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ofm file?

The OFM file extension is known as the OmniForm Form file format which was originally developed by Scansoft but they merged with Nuance Communications in 2005. It is a file format used for document converter and has the capability to turn one type of document, such as a Word document, into another type like PDF, XML, RTF or Microsoft InfoPath forms automatically. It does not require any additional conversion software. The file serves as intermediary between the different document forms. The OFM format contains digital signatures, attachments, field validation, calculations, and automatic form fill from previously entered data. It can only be opened in the OmniForm application and databases are automatically created for each form for easy data analysis. To ensure security and privacy of data it uses industry standard data transmission encryption. It also allows you to turn hard copies of forms into electronic forms with ease with its scanner capability. Files in OFM format can be opened with Nuance Communications OmniForm in Microsoft Windows platforms.

how to open a .ofm file?

Launch a .ofm file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ofm file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ofm files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ofm file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ofm file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ofm file association errors

applications that open a .ofm file

Nuance OmniPage 18

Nuance OmniPage 18

The Omnipage 18, developed by Nuance Communications, Inc. is imaging software that allows users to convert file formats like PDF, camera images, images from mobile devices as well as images from e-book readers into documents that can be edited. This software saves users’ time retyping documents from another file format since they can just convert them. The features contained in this application are innovative, speedy and more accurate. Nuance Omnipage 18 features an automatic language detection that allows the program to assign a single OCR language once this auto language detection feature is enabled. The software also supports multiple languages as well as it supports various applications like Corel WordPerfect, MS Office Suite, etc. Converting file formats into documents with the use of Omnipage 18 is a very simple but interesting process because the files that users convert into documents will look exactly the same as the original file; only that all the file contents were converted into documents.
Nuance Communication Omni Form

Nuance Communication Omni Form

Nuance Communications Inc. developed the Omniform which is an application that allows users to create digital forms or make paper forms more advanced. The creation of new forms using this software is owing to the complete set of templates that are pre-designed and ready for users to choose. The forms created using the software can be printed too as well as shared for the purpose of letting the recipient fill out these forms. Nuance Omniform comes with a lot of features and one distinctive feature is its user friendly user interface. The user interface of this software features an interface like Photoshop, which makes it easy for users to operate the software. Its user friendly interface also gives users the ability to save previous data automatically so there won’t be any need for entering complex commands as well as retyping certain data. The software also supports file formats like PDF, HTML, etc. providing users versatility in terms of records and report processing.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ofm files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ofm. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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