File Extension STI

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

What is STI file?

The file extension STI was used by versions 1.X of the presentation software OpenOffice.Org Impress for Templates. Newer versions use the OpenDocument format otp.

More info

An STI file serves as the basis for creating multiple presentations (slideshows) with the same characteristics. It contains formatting information, fonts, colors, but can also contain text and images. Sti files may also contain macros. These macros may contain malicious code, which is why you should do a virus scan before running it.

The template files can be created by the user or come from third-party providers.

Impress is part of the OpenSource office suite OpenOffice.Org. Version 1.X corresponds to version 6.X of the Sun Microsystems (StarDivision) StarOffice. OpenOffice.Org originated from this after its source code was disclosed. StarOffice continued to be sold commercially and offered extended support.

Programs which can open a STI file

How to open file with STI extension?

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

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

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


Check the section that lists most common problems with STI files

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

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