File Extension Library

.DOTM File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Page Layout Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .DOTM files and how to open them?

Can't open .DOTM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DOTM file.

What is a .DOTM file extension?

.DOTM file extension is created by Microsoft. .DOTM has been classified as Page Layout Files. The format of .DOTM file is Zip.

.DOTM is Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Template

A DOTM file is a document template created by Microsoft Word, a word processing program. It contains the default layout, settings, and macros for a document. DOTM files are used to create a new .DOCM document with embedded macros.

DOTM file open in Microsoft Word 2016

DOTM files are similar to .DOTX files, which are also created by Word. They are both used to store templates that are useful for creating multiple documents with the same baseline formatting and macros. However, DOTM files are used to save macros, which are a series of commands that are grouped together as a single command to automatically complete a task. They allow you to save time on operations that you repetitively perform such as data entry or computation.

You can record macros in Word that can be replayed to complete a task and assign them to a button in Word or keystroke, which allows you to conveniently run the series of steps. To record a macro, select View → Macros → Record Macro.

NOTE: DOTM files were introduced with Microsoft Office 2007 and can be opened in Word 2007 or a previous version of Word with Open XML component support.

List of all softwares that can open the Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document Template
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Word 2016
Apache OpenOffice
Microsoft Word 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice

How to fix problems with .DOTM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DOTM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DOTM file format
  2. You need to check the .DOTM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)