File Extension DOTHTML

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    Microsoft Word HTML Document Template Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a DOTHTML file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a DOTHTML file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DOTHTML file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is DOTHTML file?

Files with the extension DOTHTML contain templates for Microsoft Word, which were saved as HTML source code. Word, the standard Microsoft Corporation text processing, usually stores templates as a dot or dotx file. To view his documents in a browser, the user can save his document as a DOTHTML file.

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This file then contains normal HTML source code similar to an html file. The source code is created in such a way that the browser displays the document as similar as possible to Word.

DOTHTML is no longer supported by Microsoft. Templates that should be published on the Web should therefore be saved as an mhtml or mht file.

Newer versions of Microsoft Word save HTML code as an html file.

Programs which can open a DOTHTML file

How to open file with DOTHTML extension?

In order to open a file with DOTHTML extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening DOTHTML file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with DOTHTML files, follow the instructions below.
Install Microsoft Word or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening DOTHTML files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support DOTHTML files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of DOTHTML files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Microsoft Word as the default program for opening DOTHTML files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate DOTHTML files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Word applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Word has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with DOTHTML files

Sometimes problems with opening DOTHTML files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • DOTHTML files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open DOTHTML files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • DOTHTML file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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