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.pot File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: PowerPoint Template
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pot. Files with the file extension .pot can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pot files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pot file?

Files followed by the POT extension contain templates created by Microsoft’s PowerPoint, a well-known software used to create presentations with the use of slide shows. Microsoft PowerPoint also supports use of different media object such as images, audio and video files, hyperlinks and other multimedia objects that can be arranged freely. It may also be presented live on a computer, and navigated through at the command of the presenter. The presentation made may also be printed for a hard copy. POT files include data on the presentation’s layout, formatting, styles and other defaults for a slide show. Such files may be used to create multiple PPT files with the same formatting as it is saved as a template. To view POT file extensions, users may simply open it through Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Opening it through it’s authoring software enables you to edit and fully manage your presentation. Other presentation viewers may also be used.

how to open a .pot file?

Launch a .pot file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pot file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pot files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pot file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pot file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pot file association errors

applications that open a .pot file

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services, released by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Originally, the first version of Microsoft Office contained Microsoft Word, a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office; Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program that originally competed with the dominant Lotus 1-2-3; and Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular presentation program for Windows and Mac.; a marketing term for a bundled set of applications. As years passed by, Office applications have grown significantly closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. The current versions are Office 2010 for Windows, released on June 15, 2010; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010.The new Office 2013 (version 15 of the Office suite) is reported to be released around December 2012.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is the name of an owned software presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is utilized to create slideshows, on-screen projections, for printing or Web based displays. It was officially released on May 22, 1990 as a part of the Microsoft Office suite, and runs on Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X operating system. The present versions are Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 for Windows and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Files with the PPTM format are utilized to indicate macro-enabled presentation files made by Microsoft PowerPoint, popular software used to make presentations with the use of slide shows. Microsoft PowerPoint also supports the use of other media objects such as audio and video files, images, hyperlinks and other multimedia objects that can be freely arranged. It may also be shown live on a computer, and navigated through at the command of the presenter. Files with the .PPTM extension are saved as presentations and not as slide shows alone, it may be viewed and edited thru its authoring software called PowerPoint. The said files also enable macro features like marketing, business, and academic presentation materials. Other Presentation software may also be used to view and manage PPT files like Kingsoft Presentation and Open Office. It may require the user to convert the PPT file to another format to view through other programs.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pot files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pot. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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