The file extension XLT is primarily associated with Microsoft Excel, which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity applications. XLT file extensions can also be related to Lotus and Procomm Plus. XLT files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the file extension XLT is related to Microsoft Excel, it is a data file type that contains data and formatting structures for use with spreadsheets in Excel. The contents can also include Excel templates which are customized by the user. If the XLT file contains templates created by the user, the file is often saved with a file extension XLTX.
XLT files associated with Lotus are a data file type that is used for language translation in the Lotus 1-2-3 application. Lotus 1-2-3 is a spreadsheet application produced by International Business Machines (IBM). It allows you to import information from other applications and the web for the purpose of analysis.
If the XLT files are created with Procomm Plus, they are a data file type that contains language translations for the Procomm Plus application. It is an application created by Symantec which provides communications for an entire infrastructure from mainframe equipment to laptop PCs.
How to Open XLT Files
If the XLT file extension is related to Microsoft Excel and you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open the file using Excel 2010 for Windows or Excel 2011 for Mac. Microsoft Excel is available with the Microsoft Office Suite and is available on the Microsoft download website.
You can also open XLT file extensions created with Excel by using an open source application such as OpenOffice Spreadsheet, which is available as a free download on the OpenOffice.org website. OpenOffice Spreadsheet is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
If the XLT file extension is associated with IBM Lotus, you can open the file using Lotus 1-2-3, which is available on the IBM website. Lotus is compatible with the Windows operating system versions XP and higher.
XLT file extensions used with Procomm can be opened using Procomm Plus 4.8, which is available on the Symantec website. Procomm Plus is compatible with all versions of Windows.
XLT files can also be opened and viewed using any text editing program. If you use Windows, you can open XLT files with WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Lotus WordPro. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or Microsoft Word. You can also open XLT files on the Linux operating system using AbiWord, Nano Editor, gEdit, OpenOffice Writer, or Vim.