File Extension GEM

  • Full name
    GEM Vector Picture Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a GEM file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a GEM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your GEM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is GEM file?

The file extension GEM identifies documents of the DTP (Desktop Publishing) program Corel Ventura. This metaformat is vector based.

More info

When Ventura Publisher was originally developed by Ventura Software for MS-DOS and later Windows and Mac OS, the software was acquired by Corel in 1993 and renamed Ventura. The application has not been developed for some time but is still being sold on the US market.

Programs which can open a GEM file

How to open file with GEM extension?

In order to open a file with GEM extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening GEM file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with GEM files, follow the instructions below.
Install CorelDraw Graphics Suite or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening GEM files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support GEM files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of GEM files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set CorelDraw Graphics Suite as the default program for opening GEM files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate GEM files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the CorelDraw Graphics Suite applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where CorelDraw Graphics Suite has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with GEM files

Sometimes problems with opening GEM files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • GEM files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open GEM files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • GEM file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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