What is a .PFA File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pfa extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .pfa file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PFA file?

The .PFA file extension is Printer Font ASCII File. This file extension was developed by Adobe Systems. The file is a font related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pfa file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PFA file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PFA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PFA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pfa file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FontForge software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FontForge.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PFA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FontForge software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PFA file on Mac

To open the .pfa file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FontForge software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use FontForge software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PFA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FontForge software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PFA file on Linux

To open the .pfa file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the FontForge software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is FontForge.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PFA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FontForge software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PFA file?

If you cannot open the .PFA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PFA file.pfb – Adobe Systems, .pfc – AOL, .pfd – iGrafx, .pff – Access, .pfg – Dave2. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PFA file with the FontForge program on Windows, FontForge program on Mac and FontForge software on Linux.