Microsoft created the WMF file in the latter part of 1980. The file was designed to allow files to create specific drawings like circles, lines, and rectangles. The idea behind the file was to allow files and bitmap drawing operations to integrate with different types of applications, including vector images. The WMF file also works similarly to the SVG file (Scalable vector graphic file. In 1988, an updated version was created for Windows which is used in Powerpoint and Microsoft Word. The WFM file interfaces with the GDI (Graphics Device Interface) and holds multiple types of functions that display images on the computer monitor. Compatible applications: ACD Systems ACD See 17, ACD Systems Canvas, Adobe Illustrator, Apple QuickTie Player, Corel PaintShop Pro X6-CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, GIMP and Microsoft Window Photo Viewer, Microsoft Picture It!.