File Extension Library

.POT File Extension

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

What are .POT files and how to open them?

Can't open .POT 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 .POT file.

What is a .POT file extension?

.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 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.)