File Extension DOTM

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    Microsoft Word 2007/ 2010 Open XML Macro-enabled Document Template Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a DOTM 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 DOTM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DOTM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files with the extension DOTM contain a macro-enabled Open XML Document Template, ie a template for Microsoft Word documents. These files contain various formatting information, such as margins, headers, footers, and fonts and margins. They can be used to create several documents with the extension docm, all of which share the same style. This is useful for business letters, etc., for example. Unlike dotx files, these templates can also contain macros.

Microsoft supplies with Word some templates, but many templates are also available for free or to buy Kuflich.

The DOTM files are used by Microsoft Word as of version 2007 (Mac 2008). The older versions use the dot extension for their template files.

Programs which can open a DOTM file

How to open a DOTM file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the DOTM file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a DOTM file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support DOTM files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a DOTM file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all DOTM files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with DOTM there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the DOTM file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the DOTM file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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