.DOTX File Extension

File Type:
Word Open XML Document Template

Having trouble opening .dotx extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dotx files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dotx files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DOTX file?

Dotx file extension has Word Open XML Document Template file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Used by Microsoft Word, the template file specifies both default settings and layouts for a document. Those include but are not limited to styles, macros, toolbars, and others. The DOTX file enables users to create different .DOCX files while using the same formatting.

DOTX files support password protection in order to secure their content. In Microsoft Office 2007, DOTX files have been implemented to replace previously used .DOT files.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Word Open XML Document Template
Text Files

How to open DOTX file?

Double click the dotx file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dotx extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dotx extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dotx file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DOTX files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dotx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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