.PRN File Extension

PRN files exist as 2 different types. Please find information about each of them below.

Type 2: Lotus 1-2-3 Formatted Text File

The prn file extension is associated with the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet application. The prn file contains Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet stored in simple text format. The .prn files are used to export Lotus 1...

General Information

Title PRN File Extension
Extension .prn
Full Form Print File
File Type Formatted Text File
Developer Lotus Development Corporation
MIME Type application/x-printer

File Function

Primary Function Store print jobs
Additional Functions Save text, graphics
Features Formatted, Device-specific

File Characteristics

Quality High, Device-specific
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Limited

Use Cases

Document Printing Yes
File Sharing Rarely
Data Storage Rarely

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Use updated software, Verify file source

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1980s
Latest Version Lotus 1-2-3 discontinued

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .xls, .xlsx, .csv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Lotus 1-2-3 Commercial Windows, DOS
Microsoft Excel Commercial Windows, Mac
Adobe Acrobat Commercial Windows, Mac