Template file created by Microsoft Word, a word processing program; contains default layouts and settings for a document, including styles, AutoText, toolbars, and macros; used as a baseline to create multiple .DOCX documents with the same formatting.The Normal template is the default template that is opened when users open Word. It is stored in the file Normal .dotx and can be modified to create custom default template settings.DOTX files use the newer Open XML-based Word document format, which was introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. They can opened in Microsoft Word 2007 or previous versions of Word with Open XML component support.
The DOTX file type is primarily associated with 'Word' by Microsoft Corporation.Office Word is an authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents using a set of writing tools.This is the new format for Microsoft Office documents (2007). It is a combination of XML architecture and ZIP compression for size reduction. Microsoft promises the format will be open (published for anyone to use) and prior versions of Office, using components provided by Microsoft for Office 2000, XP, and 2003 will be available to perform document conversion. Remember that these are promises by Microsoft. We have yet to see the actuals.This format is not the same as the OpenDocument standard, also an XML-based standard being developed as a true open standard (see the OpenDocument Fellowship for more information). The OpenXML Document Viewer has a Firefox extension that will convert these files and allow you to view them in a browser on-line.
Microsoft Word 2010 , OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice
Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
MIME type : application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template