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.DOTM File Extension

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File TypeWord Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Template

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Document template created by Microsoft Word, a word processing program; contains the default layout, settings, and macros for a document; used to create a new .DOCM document with embedded macros.

More Information

DOTM files can be used to create multiple macro-enabled documents with the same baseline formatting and macros. They were introduced with Microsoft Office 2007 and can be opened in Word 2007 or a previous version of Word with Open XML component support.

Programs that open DOTM files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Word 2016
Apache OpenOffice
Microsoft Word 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Updated 3/18/2014

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