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.POT File Extension

2 file types use the .pot file extension.

File Type 1PowerPoint Template

3.8 (17 Votes)
CategoryData Files

What is a POT file?

A POT file is a template created by PowerPoint, a program used to create slide show presentations. It contains the default layout, formatting, and styles for a slide show. POT files are used to create multiple .PPT files with the same formatting.

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Screenshot of a .pot file in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

POT file open in Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

You will most likely only come across a POT file if you are using PowerPoint 97 through 2003 or working with someone who uses those versions of the software. If you use PowerPoint 2007 or later and save your presentation as a template it will be saved in the OpenXML format with the .POTX extension. Although PowerPoint 2007 or later uses the POTX file by default, you can still use it to open the POT file.

POT files come installed with PowerPoint allowing you to create presentations such as school reports, financial quarter summaries, or family photo slide shows from templates with pre-defined formatting and styles. You may also create your own custom templates for reproducing presentations specific to your needs.

Open and view .POT files with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open POT files

Updated 2/28/2020

File Type 2Portable Object File

3.1 (12 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files

.POT File Association 2

Object file that may be referenced by Java programs, GNU gettext, or other applications; often used to store properties and other basic information; saved in a human-readable format that can be viewed in a text editor.

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Portable object files often use the .PO extension to avoid ambiguity with PowerPoint template files.

Programs that open POT files

Referenced by various programs
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Referenced by various programs
Edit with a text editor
Referenced by various programs
Edit with a text editor
Updated 8/20/2008

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