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What are POTX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a POTX 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 POTX files.

What is a POTX file?

Files that contain the .potx file extension are used by the PowerPoint presentation software application. PowerPoint is a program that allows users to create dynamic presentations and slide shows.

The POTX files that are used by the PowerPoint software application contain PowerPoint templates. These templates allow a user to save default file settings in the PowerPoint application, allowing the user to re-apply the same layout settings across multiple PowerPoint presentation files without having to create each file from scratch.

Companies often use the POTX file format to create standard master slides which contain the company's header, footer and logo.

The POTX file format is based on the Open XML format, which was only included in versions 2007 and later of the PowerPoint product.

How to open POTX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the POTX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your POTX 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 POTX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 17, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of POTX files. Remember, different programs may use POTX 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
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
ThinkFree OfficeThinkFree OfficeUser submitted
SoftMaker PresentationsSoftMaker PresentationsUser submitted
Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPointUser submitted
ThinkFree Office ShowThinkFree Office ShowUser submitted
FreeDocumentsOpener.ClientFreeDocumentsOpener.ClientUser submitted
PresentationsPresentationsUser submitted

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