UOT File Extension

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Uniform Office Document

What is UOT file?

Full format name of files that use UOT extension is Uniform Office Document. UOT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with UOT extension are categorized as Text Files files. The Text Files subset comprises 309 various file formats. Apache OpenOffice supports UOT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 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 UOT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support UOT file extension

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

Programs that support UOT file

How to open file with UOT extension?

Problems with accessing UOT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Uniform Office Document 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. Download and install Apache OpenOffice

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports UOT files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Apache OpenOffice or one to the listed programs: LibreOffice, NeoOffice. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support UOT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Apache OpenOffice website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Apache OpenOffice to the latest version

If the problems with opening UOT files still occur even after installing Apache OpenOffice, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Apache OpenOffice 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 Apache OpenOffice installed, it may not support UOT format. The most recent version of Apache OpenOffice is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open UOT files to Apache OpenOffice

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate UOT files with latest version of Apache OpenOffice you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the UOT file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Apache OpenOffice installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UOT files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the UOT file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with UOT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the UOT file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The UOT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the UOT file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the UOT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the UOT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the UOT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the UOT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Uniform Office Document file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Apache OpenOffice

If the systems has insufficient resources to open UOT files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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

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