File Extension Library

.POTM File Extension

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

What are .POTM files and how to open them?

Can't open .POTM 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 .POTM file.

What is a .POTM file extension?

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

.POTM is PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation Template

A POTM file is a macro-enabled presentation template created by Microsoft PowerPoint, a program used for creating slide show presentations. It contains default images, slide templates, macros, and formatting. POTM files are used to create multiple .PPTM files with the same formatting and macro settings.

POTM file open in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

The average PowerPoint user will most likely never come across a POTM file because it is used to save presentations with more functionality than a typical user needs. It supports the use of macros, which are script-like functions that are used to automate repetitive tasks and is used as a template for reproducing styles of templates. If you are simply looking to create basic presentations you can save them as .PPTX files. However, if you are looking to create a template that supports macros, you can save your presentation as a POTM file.

POTM files may be opened by PowerPoint 2008 for Mac or PowerPoint 2007 for Windows and later. They may also be opened by a previous version of PowerPoint with Open XML document support installed.

List of all softwares that can open the PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation Template
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Planamesa NeoOffice

How to fix problems with .POTM files

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