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DOT File Format

Word Document Template (Microsoft Word for Windows)

DOT is a file extension for a DOcument Template file format used by Microsoft Word. The DOT file provides a solution for situations where many similar documents with the same font and layout are required with simple changes between them needed, like names and places for example.

MIME type: application/msword [official], application/dot, application/x-dot, application/doc, application/microsoft_word, application/mswor2c sc2, application/x-msword, zz-application/zz-winassoc-dot


Learn more about DOT files:

The Microsoft office page shows how to create a DOT file.

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This was last updated in July 2010
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