File Extension Library

.POT File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .POT file?

.POT file extension is created by Microsoft. .POT has been classified as Data Files. The format of .POT file is Binary.

.POT is PowerPoint Template

A POT file is a template created by PowerPoint, a program used to create slide show presentations. It contains the default layout, formatting, and styles for a slide show. POT files are used to create multiple .PPT files with the same formatting.

POT file open in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

You will most likely only come across a POT file if you are using PowerPoint 97 through 2003 or working with someone who uses those versions of the software. If you use PowerPoint 2007 or later and save your presentation as a template it will be saved in the OpenXML format with the .POTX extension. Although PowerPoint 2007 or later uses the POTX file, you can still use it to open the POT file.

POT files come installed with PowerPoint allowing you to create presentations such as school reports, financial quarter summaries, or family photo slide shows from templates with pre-defined formatting and styles. You may also create your own custom templates for reproducing presentations specific to your needs.

List of all softwares that can open the PowerPoint Template
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Kingsoft Presentation
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice
File Type 2:

Portable Object File

Category: Developer Files

Object file that may be referenced by Java programs, GNU gettext, or other applications; often used to store properties and other basic information; saved in a human-readable format that can be viewed in a text editor.

Portable object files often use the .PO extension to avoid ambiguity with PowerPoint template files.

How to Open .POT file on different platforms

Open .POT File on Windows

  • Right-click a .POT
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .POT file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .POT files" Press "Ok"

Open .POT File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .POT file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .POT File on Linux

Right click on the .POT file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .POT File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .POT file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .POT File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .POT files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .POT files

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