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Formatta Filler Download Instructions

Formatta Installation

  1. Click on this link:  (.exe)
  2. Depending on the internet browser you are using, clicking the Formatta Filler.exe link above will either open a ‘Save-as’ window (save this file to your PC and once the download is complete, click to open) or give you the option to ‘Run’ (click run to begin the installer). 
  3. Installer ‘Welcome’ screen will be displayed.  Click ‘Next’.
  4. Click ‘I Accept’.  Click ‘Next’.  Click ‘Next’.  Click ‘Next’ a final time to begin the install.
  5. After the installation is complete, a ‘Registration Wizard’ screen will be displayed.  Click ‘Skip’.
  6. Remove the check mark next to ‘Launch Formatta Filler with ReadMe.pff’.
  7. Click ‘Finish’. 

Changing Default Program Used with .pff Files

Note: If .pff forms do not automatically open with Formatta Filler after installation is complete you will have to change the program this file-type is associated with.  This can be done two ways:

If you have a .pff file saved on your PC:

    1. Right-mouse click on the .pff file and select ‘Properties’.
    2. From the ‘General’ tab, click ‘Change’ located next to ‘Opens with:’.
    3. Click ‘Browse’.
    4. Navigate to: C -> Program Files (x86) -> Formatta -> Filler.exe
    5. Click ‘Filler.exe’ and click ‘Open’.
    6. Click ‘Ok’.
    7. Click ‘Ok’.
    8. Formatta Filler will now be the default file program for .pff files.

Change the program association using the Control Panel:

    1. Click Start Menu Button -> Control Panel -> Programs.
    2. Under ‘Default Programs’, click ‘Make a file type always open in a specific program’. 




    3. Scroll down the list of file-types and locate .pff Filler Document. 




    4. Double-click on .pff or left-mouse click and select ‘Change program…’ at the top of the window.
    5. Formatta Filler should be listed under ‘Recommended Programs’.   Select Formatta Filler and press ‘OK’.  Formatta Filler will now be the default file program for .pff files.
    6. Note: If you do not see Formatta listed under ‘Recommended Programs’, click ‘Browse’ and navigate to the location in which it was installed on your PC.  Select Filler.exe, click ‘Open’, click ‘OK’.

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