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

What is a DOTX file?

Files that contain the .dotx file extension are Microsoft Word template files. These files are created by versions of Word that were released in 2007 and later. Versions of Word that were released prior to 2007 save these templates with the .dot file extension rather than .dotx.

Microsoft Word is a word processing application. The .dotx files that are created within the application contain default layouts and settings for a Microsoft document. DOTX templates may also include macros, AutoText and toolbar settings. These templates allow a user to use the same layout and format for multiple Word documents without designing each one from scratch.

Suggest another file format using extension DOTX

While we know of one file format using the .DOTX 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 .DOTX file.

Various DOTX file openers, viewers, etc.

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
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
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DOTX-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 DOTX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!