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CRTX File Extension

Office 2007 Chart Template Format
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What is CRTX file?

CRTX is a chart template file format used by various tools included in Microsoft Office 2007 (and later) package. CRTX files are used for storing chart formatting information, that is settings for text, color, gridlines, axes, legends, titles, and othe visual elements.

Uniform style settngs for charts

CRTX chart templates can be used to apply the styles and formatting for multiple charts, and thus allow users to quickly and efficiently create many documents with the style settings.

Additional information

Created charts can be used as templates for new charts by exporting its settings into a CRTX file.

Programs which support CRTX file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support CRTX files. Files with CRTX suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support CRTX file

Updated: 07/07/2022

How to open file with CRTX extension?

Being unable to open files with CRTX extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with CRTX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Word software

Install software to open CRTX file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CRTX files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Word or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Microsoft Word installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Word to the latest version

Update software that support file extension CRTXYou still cannot access CRTX files although Microsoft Word is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Microsoft Word installed, it may not support CRTX format. The latest version of Microsoft Word should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Office 2007 Chart Template Format files with Microsoft Word

After installing Microsoft Word (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CRTX files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with CRTX file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the CRTX file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Word is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CRTX files and clicking OK.
Associate software with CRTX file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with CRTX extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with CRTX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the CRTX for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CRTX file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check CRTX file for viruses
1. Verify that the CRTX in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CRTX file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. CRTX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the CRTX file’s structure is intact

If the CRTX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the CRTX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Office 2007 Chart Template Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Word

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CRTX files. Close all running programs and try opening the CRTX file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Office 2007 Chart Template Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with CRTX files affecting older versions of given software.

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