DOTX File Extension

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Word Open XML Document Template
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What is DOTX file?

Files with DOTX extension are templates files created by Microsoft Word word processing software. DOTX file contain document settings and page layouts, including macros, styles, Autotext and toolbar settings.

DOTX file applications

DOTX template files are commonly used for creating multiple DOCX documents with the same formatting schema. Templates allow users to reuse previously created document formatting and layouts without the need of creating new ones for each document individually. DOTX files are very convenient tools for creating similar documents, such as newsletters, business plans, or resumes.

Similarities with DOCX file format

DOCX format is somewhat more recognizable than DOTX format, and both share many similarites, for example, they store many of the same type of data, such as styles, images, and text content. DOTX files offer option to password-protect the content, a useful feature that guarantees the file in question will not be modified by other users when more than one users are using the file.

Additional information

  1. DOTX format combines XML structure and ZIP compression to reduce the size of file.
  2. DOTX format replaces older DOT format as of the introduction of Microsoft Office 2007.
  3. Default name of template file created with Word software is Normal.dotx.

Conversion of a DOTX file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DOTX extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DOTX file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from DOTX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DOTX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DOTX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DOTX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DOTX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DOTX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DOTX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DOTX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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