How to open a PRN file in Office/Word 2010 [Solved/Closed]

Janice - Aug 25, 2010 at 09:50 AM - Latest reply:  Aduka
- Mar 25, 2015 at 03:41 AM
Hello,

How do you open a PRN file to see how it converted? I only want to open the document to see how it converted, not print it. I used Windows XP and Microsoft Word 2003 and would create a PRN file by PRINT TO FILE/GENERIC-TEXT ONLY Printer. Then I would open the document in Word 2003 and could see how the document converted. I bought a new computer with Windows 7x64 bit and Microsoft Office 2010 and now when I follow the same steps to create a PRN file I cannot open the document in Word 2010 to see the converted document. Please provided step-by-step instructions if there are any suggestions/solutions.


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When I go into Notepad or Wordpad to open the document there is a blank page. The document appears to be open but there is nothing on the page.
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.prn is a printer file. Some program "printed" to a file instead of a printer. The only problem is, different programs/printers create different files. It may just be ascii text or it may be binary gibberish. It could also be huge and not something notepad will open. There is no guaranteed way to open/convert .prn files without more information.
mysterry60 270 Posts Thursday September 2, 2010Registration date October 4, 2010 Last seen - Sep 10, 2010 at 08:17 AM
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Dear Janice,

Please right click on it and Open With a notepad for accessing to it.

Thanks in advance.
just rename your prn file from .prn extention to .doc it will get converted to word file then you can open it in word..simple..
just RENAME the file from .prn to .xps
Thank YOU Suzie Q you are a star
it worked for me when I renamed .prn to .xps extension in windows 8
It worked :D Thank u very much guys :D