HPT filename suffix is mostly used for HotDocs PDF Template files. HotDocs defined the HotDocs PDF Template format standard. HPT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. HPT file format, along with 137 other file formats, belongs to the Layout Files category. The most popular program for handling HPT files is HotDocs, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. HotDocs software was developed by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about HPT files or the HotDocs software program.
Below is a table that list programs that support HPT files. HPT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing HPT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with HPT 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.
Problems with opening and working with HPT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HPT files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select HotDocs or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Reader) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading HotDocs installed is by going to developer’s website (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening HPT files still occur even after installing HotDocs, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of HotDocs is available. 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 HotDocs installed, it may not support HPT format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using HotDocs.
After installing HotDocs (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open HPT files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper HPT file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the HPT file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the HPT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic HPT file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with HPT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support HPT files. Close all running programs and try opening the HPT file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with HotDocs PDF Template files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle HPT files.
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