A dotx file extension is used for a main open XML document template format of Microsoft Word. Templates are generally used to save predefined look and settings of documents for quick creation of documents that have same look. DOTX format is a successor to previously used DOT format. Some other word processors are also able to open *.dotx files, however they wont probably use most of the Microsoft Word specific formatting.

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DOTX file extension - Microsoft Word XML document template

What is dotx file? How to open dotx files?

File type specification:

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

dotx file icon: dotx filetype icon

The dotx file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a popular authoring text/document editor.

Microsoft Word is a part of Microsoft Office suite. It gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office user interface.

The *.dotx files are used in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (or future versions) for document template files.

The dotx templates are used, when users wants to create several  dotx documents with same formatting.

They serve the same purpose as the older dot Word template files, but use the new file extensions and file formats for Word documents based on Open XML data format. The .dotm files use ZIP compression for smaller file sizes.

MIME: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template

The default software associated to dotx file type:

Microsoft Word icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word is word processor that started with Word for MS-DOS in 1983. Currently Word is a core application of Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft Word offers powerful word processing and text editor features that allow users to easy create high quality documents.

Microsoft Word for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word for Mac is the Macintosh version of the popular word processing application from Microsoft Office Suite. It offers powerful text editing features for both home and corporate users.

The latest version of this application, Microsoft Word, is integral part of Microsoft Office for Mac and cannot be bought as standalone.

Microsoft Word for iOS icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Word for iOS  Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word for iOS allows users to view, create, edit, and print Word documents from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It includes various features from desktop version of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office Mobile for Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android is the official release of Microsoft Office optimized for Android phones and tablets with various features like Office for Windows and Mac like charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes.

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android is recommended for devices with Android 4.3 and older.

Microsoft Office Mobile for Windows Phone icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Office Mobile for Windows Phone  Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office Mobile for Windows Phone allows users to view and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents from nearly anywhere. It includes various features from desktop version of Microsoft Office.

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Help how to open DOTX files:

DOTX Microsoft Word XML template file is primary associated with Microsoft Word . Microsoft Word is the word processor, that is integrated in Microsoft Office Suite.

DOTX file format is supported by third party applications such as OpenOffice.org, StarOffice or Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

As a free viewer and editor of DOTX Microsoft Word XML template files can be used OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free under GNU license.

How to convert file with extension DOTX:

Microsoft Word supports some other document file formats such as OpenDocument format and it can convert Microsoft Word XML template file to them via menu File|Save as...

Third party applications, such as OpenOffice.org, can convert DOTX Microsoft Word XML template file to another format for example OpenDocument or PDF.

Find conversions from dotx file:

dotx to doc

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 4B 03 04
ASCII code: PK

List of software applications associated to the .dotx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dotx file, edit dotx file, convert dotx file, view dotx file, play dotx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dotx files.

  • Open dotx file
  • Save dotx file
  • Edit dotx file
  • Convert dotx file
  • Create dotx file
  • Print dotx file
  • Others dotx file

Software that open dotx file - Microsoft Word XML document template

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dotx file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

Google Android:

Main software associated with dotx file by default:
Microsoft Office Mobile for Android small icon Microsoft Office Mobile for Android
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Word for Android small icon Microsoft Word for Android

Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile:

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