DOTM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DOTM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DOTM files.

What is a DOTM file?

Files that contain the .dotm file extension are associated with the Microsoft Word word processing software application. The .dotm file extension is used for the macro-embedded document template files that are used by the software.

The document templates contained in the DOTM files can be used to create multiple documents, with each document containing the same formatting and macros. This prevents the user from having to create the same settings and macros over and over again each time a new document is created.

The DOTM file format was introduced with the 2007 of Microsoft Office and is also used in the 2010 version.

How to open DOTM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DOTM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DOTM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DOTM

While we know of one file format using the .DOTM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DOTM file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DOTM files. Remember, different programs may use DOTM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
TextMaker ViewerTextMaker ViewerUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
DOTX to DOCX ConverterDOTX to DOCX ConverterUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DOTM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DOTM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!