Files with pot file extension can be found as PowerPoint templates for version 97 to 2003. Used to quickly create presentations with same layout and settings.

There is one other file type using
the POT file extension!

empty icon.pot - Fractint Continuous Potential bitmap file

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POT file extension - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 template

What is pot file? How to open pot files?

File type specification:

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

Document file type icon Document file type

pot file icon: pot filetype icon

The pot file extension is associated with Microsoft PowerPoint, a worldwide most popular powerful tool you can use to create and edit dynamic and great-looking presentations.

The pot files are used for templates, which are used when creating multiple PowerPoint presentation files (ppt) with the same formatting.

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and later saves templates in the OpenXML format instead and is using the potx file extension.

MIME types:

Updated: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open pot file:

Microsoft PowerPoint icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft PowerPoint  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft PowerPoint is popular presentation tool used to create rich presentation documents. PowerPoint is a part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Microsoft PowerPoint gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience than ever before.

Exciting audio and visual capabilities help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that’s as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. In addition, PowerPoint enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post your presentation online and access it from virtually anywhere using the Web or your smartphone.

PowerPoint most used file extensions: PPSX, PPS, PPT, PPTX

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). 

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft PowerPoint Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

PowerPoint Viewer is free viewer for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that is able to open presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft PowerPoint for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac is used to create rich and professional presentation documents. It is a part of Microsoft Office suite for Mac.

PowerPoint gives you several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or a blank one.

PowerPoint now supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, and more high-definition content.

PowerPoint most used file extensions: PPSX, PPS, PPT, PPTX

Related articles:

File types supported in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Help how to open:

The *.pot templates can be opened and used only in Microsoft PowerPoint.

How to convert:

Templates can be used to create final presentations that can be saved in various presentation formats, including PPTX, PPT or their open source variants like ODP.

Find conversions from pot file:

pot to pps

pot to ppsm

pot to ppsx

pot to ppt

pot to pptx

pot to pptxml

Find converter to pot file type:

ppt to pot

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List of software applications associated to the .pot file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pot file, edit pot file, convert pot file, view pot file, play pot file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 pot files.

Software that open pot file - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 template

Programs supporting the exension pot on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pot file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pot file by default:
Microsoft PowerPoint small icon Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer small icon Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
Other suggested software:
SoftMaker Presentations small icon SoftMaker Presentations
Corel WordPerfect Office small icon Corel WordPerfect Office

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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