POTX File Type

- The quick facts

What are POTX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a POTX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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 10 different POTX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 15, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension POTX

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

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.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
ThinkFree OfficeThinkFree OfficeUser submitted
SoftMaker PresentationsSoftMaker PresentationsUser submitted
Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPointUser submitted
ThinkFree Office ShowThinkFree Office ShowUser submitted
FreeDocumentsOpener.ClientFreeDocumentsOpener.ClientUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with POTX-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 POTX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!