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What are DOTM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DOTM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the DOTM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DOTM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: April 25, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeVerified
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
TextMaker ViewerTextMaker ViewerUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
DOTX to DOCX ConverterDOTX to DOCX ConverterUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
JUST NoteJUST NoteUser submitted

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