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.DOTX File Extension

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File TypeWord Open XML Document Template

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Template file created by Microsoft Word, a word processing program; contains default layouts and settings for a document, including styles, AutoText, toolbars, and macros; used as a baseline to create multiple .DOCX documents with the same formatting.

More Information

The Normal template is the default template that is opened when users open Word. It is stored in the file Normal.dotx and can be modified to create custom default template settings.

DOTX files use the newer Open XML-based Word document format, which was introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. They can opened in Microsoft Word 2007 or previous versions of Word with Open XML component support.

Programs that open DOTX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Word 2016
Apache OpenOffice
Mac OS X LogoMac
Microsoft Word 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Apple Preview
Linux LogoLinux
Apache OpenOffice
Updated 3/18/2014