Open POTX files

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    Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 Open XML Presentation Template Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a POTX 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 POTX file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your POTX file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is POTX file?

Files with the extension POTX contain an Office Open XML Document Template, ie a template for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. These files contain various formatting information, such as fonts and sizes, images and colors, and texts can also be included. They can be used to create multiple documents with the extension pptx, all using the same style.

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Microsoft supplies with PowerPoint some templates, but many templates are also available for free or Kuflich to purchase. The templates can not contain macros. Files with macros are indicated by the extension potm.

The POTX files will be used from version 2007 of Microsoft Powerpoint. The older versions 97 to 2003 use the extension pot for their template files.

Office Open XML is an XML-based file format that is unreadable with earlier versions of PowerPoint. For the Office versions 2000, 2003 and XP, this functionality can be used with the help of the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, whereby the result of an imported POTX file does not always have to correspond to 100% of the original.

Office Open XML is an open Bro Bro applications standard developed by Microsoft to provide file sharing between different Office suites.

A POTX file consists of several XML files, which are automatically combined with the ZIP algorithm as an archive when saved. This saves space compared to the old format. Other benefits include better data integrity and easier data recovery in case of data loss.

Programs which can open a POTX file

How to open file with POTX extension?

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

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

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


Check the section that lists most common problems with POTX files

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

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

Possible conversions of POTX file

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