|⇒ Category:||Page Layout Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Microsoft Corporation|
📌 A .DOT extension corresponds to the legacy template files, generated by Word 95-2003, on the dawn of IT-industry building up. Since the release of Word 2007 package, the older .DOT template format was eventually replaced by .DOTX format, practically used and applied until nowadays. Default .DOT templates, accessible in Word editor, allow you to create various document types, such as business plan, newsletter, cover letter, or a resume. At the same time, the user is provided a way to build up his own, new custom .DOT templates and involve them as a baseline foundation for new documents and text files.
|⇒ Category:||Data Files|
📌 The rarer definition of the .DOT files relates to the mathematical graphs generated via the DOT language, that allows the appliance of directed and undirected graphs. This particular container type is stored and opened in a simple text representation and includes the descriptions of edges and nodes which build and constitute the corresponding graph object. In accustomed conditions, this relevant .DOT standard is applied for visual representation of the relationships and linkages between individual graph entities. It should be noted that from the recent times .GV format entirely substituted the older .DOT definition for visualizing the graphs.
📌 .DOT files can be simply opened, edited and viewed by Word and other rival text editing packages, downloaded and installed either on your desktop machine or mobile gadget. Some of the competitive apps like OpenOffice Writer and Planamesa NeoOffice Writer can open proper .DOT-related objects from the local disk as well, but may partially support the formatting of the original template documents.