File Extension POT

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    Microsoft PowerPoint 97 To 2003 Template Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a POT 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 POT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your POT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files with the extension POT contain a template, ie a template for a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. These files contain various formatting information, such as fonts and sizes, images and colors, and texts can also be included. They can be used to create multiple presentations with the ending ppt, all using the same style.

Microsoft supplies some templates with PowerPoint, but many templates are also available for free or available for purchase.

The POT files are used by versions 97 to 2003 of Microsoft Powerpoint. The newer versions as of 2007 use the extension potx for their template files.

Programs which can open a POT file

How to open a POT file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the POT 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 POT 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 POT files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a POT file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all POT files.

Other issues

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

- verify that the POT 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 POT 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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