.DOTX File Extension

Word Open XML Document Template

A DOTX file is a Microsoft Word template file used to create new documents with predefined design, layout, and styles. DOTX files store settings like headers, footers, font sizes, page margins to dupl...

General Information

Title DOTX File Extension
Extension .dotx
Full Form Word Open XML Document Template
File Type Document Template File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template

File Function

Primary Function Store templates
Additional Functions Preserve formatting, layout
Features Customizable, Reusable

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Document Design Yes
Corporate Branding Yes
Form Creation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Macro viruses
Best Practices Template validation, Disable macros

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2007
Latest Version Part of Office 365/2019

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .docx, .dotm

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Word Subscription Windows, Mac
LibreOffice Writer Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Google Docs Free Web-based