DOTM file format description

Many people share .dotm files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dotm file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dotm files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dotm - Microsoft Word 2007 Template

The DOTM document files are related to Microsoft Office Word 2007. The DOTM file is a Microsoft Office Word 2007 Template with macros. Office Open XML (commonly abbreviated as OOXML) is a new file format specification for the storage of electronic documents such as memos, reports, books, spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents.

Microsoft Office Word 2007
Document files
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Microsoft Word 2007 Template related extensions:
Microsoft Access 2007 Run-time
Microsoft Word 4 for Mac Template
Microsoft Access 2007 Database
Microsoft Word Document Template
Microsoft Multiplan Spreadsheet
Microsoft Excel 3 for Mac Workbook Document

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dotm file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dotm files. Be especially cautious with .dotm files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dotm file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dotm file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

dom, dot, dtm, otm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Origin Matrix Book Template
DIMPLOT Domain Definition
Graphviz DOT File
DigiTrekker Music Module
Microsoft Outlook VBA Project
Softshare Delta Translation Map

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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