OTC File Extension

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OpenDocument Chart Template
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What is OTC file?

Full format name of files that use OTC extension is OpenDocument Chart Template. OpenDocument Chart Template specification was created by OASIS. Files with OTC extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. OTC file format, along with 495 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Apache OpenOffice supports OTC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used. Software named Apache OpenOffice was created by Apache Software Foundation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and OTC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support OTC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support OTC files. OTC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support OTC file

How to open file with OTC extension?

Being unable to open files with OTC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to OpenDocument Chart Template files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Apache OpenOffice

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening OTC files is that no program that can handle OTC files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Apache OpenOffice or one to the listed programs: NeoOffice, StarOffice. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Apache OpenOffice installed is by going to developer’s website (Apache Software Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice

If you already have Apache OpenOffice installed on your systems and OTC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Apache OpenOffice cannot handle files with OTC may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Apache OpenOffice.

Step 3. Associate OpenDocument Chart Template files with Apache OpenOffice

If you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage OTC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the OTC 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 Apache OpenOffice is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open OTC files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the OTC file and 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with OTC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the OTC file is complete and free of errors

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

1. Check the OTC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the OTC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the OTC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the OTC 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. When downloading the file with OTC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 OpenDocument Chart Template file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Apache OpenOffice

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with OpenDocument Chart Template files. It may be the case that the OTC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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