File extension .ELM
|Office Theme Format
The ELM file extension is used by the Microsoft MS Office suite of productivity applications. It stands for External Macro file, and is a configuration file used to store custom buttons and menus for the MS Office application. The most common application using this type of file is the Microsoft Word 2016 word processor, which uses the ELM format to store custom button and menu options.
The ELM format provides users with an easy way to customize their Word 2016 experience; allowing them to save frequently used commands, menus, and functions as a single file. This allows users to quickly access certain commonly used features without having to navigate through the same menu items repeatedly. Additionally, this format makes it easy to share and transfer user customization between different computers.
Related File Extensions
Other file types commonly encountered alongside the ELM format include the OXM ( OXM)format used by Excel, the OTH ( OTH) format used by Microsoft Outlook, and the OXE ( OXE) format used by PowerPoint. Together these related formats constitute an integrated suite of customization options for users of Microsoft Office.
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .ELM) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .ELM extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .ELM file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .ELM extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .ELM extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .ELM file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .ELM file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .ELM file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .ELM file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .ELM file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
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