File Extension OTT

  • Full name Text Document Template Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a OTT 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 OTT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your OTT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is OTT file?

The file extension OTT identifies the templates for documents of the open source application OpenOffice.Org Writer.

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An OTT file is the basis for creating multiple documents with the same properties. These files contain various formatting information, such as margins, headers, footers, and fonts and margins, as well as macros. These macros may contain malicious code, so you should do a virus check before you run them.

The OTT format is part of the Open Document for Office Application Standard, also known as OpenDocument. Originally developed by Sun Microsystems and based on XML, the standard has been defined and developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

Programs which can open a OTT file

How to open file with OTT extension?

In order to open a file with OTT extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening OTT 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 OTT files, follow the instructions below.
Install Writer or other program from the list

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

Set Writer as the default program for opening OTT 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 OTT 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 Writer applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Writer has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with OTT files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • OTT 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 OTT files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • OTT 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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