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File Type, Extension Glossary

    The end of each filename contains a file extension ( pps, pcw, ppsx, pub, pptx, php, png, pcx, pcd, pdf, pat, pct, psd, pas, pif, ppt, pkg, pst ) which refers to the type of file. This information is used by your computer operating system to open an appropriate program that is associated with this file.

.P10 - Tektronix Plot10

.PAB - Personal Address Book - Microsoft ( file extension ).



.PAK - Quake game data ( file extension ).

.PAL - Paintbrush palette ( filename extension ).

.PAS - Pascal program file

.PAT - Pattern - Corel Draw ( file extension pat ).

.PBK - Microsoft Phonebook ( filename extension pbk ).

.PBM - Portable Bit

.PCD - Photo CD format

.PCL - HP LaserJet

.PCM - LaserJet cartridge information

.PCS - PICS animation (file extension).

.PCT - PC Paint

.PCW - PC Write

.PCX - 1. PC Paintbrush   2. Graphics file - Zsoft format

.PDF - Portable document format for Adobe Acrobat file ( file extension .pdf )



.PDG - PrintShop Deluxe (filename extension).

.PDV - PC Paintbrush printer driver

.PFA - Type 1 font - ASCII

.PFB - Type 1 font - encrypted

.PFM - Postscript Font Metrics; Windows Type 1 font metrics

.PGL - HPGL 7475A plotter - vector graphics

.PGM - Portable Gray Map bitmap ( filename extension ).

.PHTML - HTML document with preprocessing instructions (PPIs) ( file extension ).

.PIC - PICT graphics format, or PIXAR picture ( file extension )



.PICT - Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT This kind of file stores images in QuickDraw vector format. PICT2 can have grayscale bitmapped images also.

.PIF - Program Information File - Windows

.PIT - PackIt - Macintosh compression

.PIX - Inset Systems graphics

.PJX - Project file - Visual FoxPro ( filename extension ).

.pkg - AppleLink package compression format These files are decodable by StuffIt Expander.

.PL - Perl script ( file extension pl ).

.PLT - Plotter drawing ( file type ).

.PM - PageMaker

.PM3 - PageMaker 3 document

.PM4 - PageMaker 4 document

.PM5 - PageMaker 5 document

.PNG - 1. Portable Network Graphics bitmap. 2. Paint Shop Pro Browser ( file extension png ).


.POV - Persistence Of Vision raytracer ( file type pov ).

.PPA - PowerPoint Add-in - Microsoft ( filename extension ).

.PPD - PostScript Printer Description

.PPM - Portable PixelMap ( filename extension ).

.PPS - PowerPoint Slideshow ( filename extension pps ).

.PPSX - Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 XML Show ( filename extension ppsx ).

.PPT - PowerPoint presentation ( file extension ppt ).

.PRD - Printer driver - Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Microsoft Works (filename extension).

.PRG - A dBASE source code file

.PRJ - Project file

.PRN - (1.) Print file - temporary (2.) XyWrite printer driver (3.) PostScript file

.PRS - WordPerfect printer driver

.PRT - Formatted text ( file extension .prt )

.PS - PostScript. This is a plain text file.

.PSD - Photoshop Document

.PST - Personal folder file (PST). The file where Microsoft Office Outlook stores its data is .pst

.PUB - PUB is a Microsoft Publisher file. Publisher can be used to create .pub files such as newsletters, flyers, and brochures.Open pub file with Microsoft Publisher software. ( file extension .pub ).

.PWD - Pocket Word document - Microsoft ( filename extension ).

.PWZ - Microsoft PowerPoint Wizard ( filename extension ).

.PXL - Microsoft Pocket Excel ( file extension ).

    Filenames contain a file extension such as pps, pub, png, pcw, ppsx, pcx, pcd, pdf, pat, pct, psd, pas, pif, ppt, pkg, pst which refer to the specific type of file. The information is used by your PC's operating system to open an appropriate program that is associated with files like pps, psd, pdf, ppsx and others.

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