What is a .POTX File And How To Open It – Microsoft

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .potx extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .potx file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .POTX file?

The .POTX file extension is from Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Template. It was developed by Microsoft. The format of this file is zip, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .potx file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .POTX file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .POTX file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .POTX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .potx file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Impress software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is SoftMaker Office and OpenOffice Impress.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .POTX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Impress software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .POTX file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .potx file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Impress software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Keynote, Apple Preview, Planamesa NeoOffice and OpenOffice Impress.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .POTX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Impress software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .POTX file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .potx file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Impress software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Impress.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .POTX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Impress software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .POTX file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .potx file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .POTX file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the Google Slides software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. The other software that opens the .potx file on Android is Google Slides. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .POTX file on iOS

There is easy way to open the .potx file on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Google Slides software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. You could also download the Google Slides software. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

How to open a .POTX file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Google Drive and Google Slides. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .POTX file?

If you cannot open the .POTX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .POTX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pov – Persistence of Vision Raytracer, .pov – ProSystems, .pow – Microsoft, .pp – Pocket Physics, .pp2 – Nessoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .POTX file with the OpenOffice Impress, SoftMaker Office programs on Windows, OpenOffice Impress, Apple Keynote, Apple Preview, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac, OpenOffice Impress software on Linux, Google Slides software on Android, Google Slides software on iOS and Google Drive, Google Slides programs in the Browser.