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What is the .OTH File Extension?

.OTH File Extension Description:

The OTH file extension is part of the Oasis Open Document Format for Office Applications 1.0 specification. The OpenDocument format has its roots in XML and is the native format for files created from, a software aimed at creating a leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and will provide all the functionality and data of open source based APIs.

The files with .oth file extension are text documents created with the OpenOffice software that are used as templates for HTML documents. They are formatted using the XML-based Oasis OpenDocument standard. The StarOffice software version 2 suites also adopt it.

A typical file with the .oth file extension is stored in JAR format to save space. JAR (Java Archive) is a compressed ZIP file, which contains additional manifest that lists the following contents of the archive:

* Mimetype - contains the MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) type such as text, spreadsheet, etc.

* Content.xml - contains the actual content of the document

* Style.xml - contains the information about the styles used in the document and is separated from the content to provide more flexibility to the document

* Meta.xml - contains the Meta information about the document such as the author, revision date, etc.

* Settings.xml - contains information specific to the application such as the window size, position and printer settings based on the type of document created. For example, a spreadsheet contains information about column headers, cell values, etc. while a text document contains information about headers and footers, zoom factor, etc.

* META-INF/manifest.xml - contains meta-information about the entire JAR file or the list of all the other files in the archive

* Configurations2 - identifies the names of the settings container of the document

* Pictures - contains the list of all the images placed in the document

All files with the .oth file extension as well as other OpenDocument files are always encoded in the UTF-8 encoding scheme. This means that applications can process files with the .oth file extension in 8-bit segments at a time denoted by the most significant bit of the first octet being set to 1. This encoding scheme is highly efficient for representing languages using Latin alphabets such as English.

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Common Path: C:/ Program Files


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The Reason for .OTH files Errors:

A typical and frequent explanation for .OTH files errors is corruption in the Windows registry - cleaning is essential to prevent more harm in other applications and/or devices. Dangers include hardware failure, blue screen errors and fatal crashes.

Symptoms of .OTH files Errors:

Common symptoms from .OTH files errors include reduced personal computer performance, extended application start up speed, trouble loading files, extended suspensions in software functions, applications shuts down without an error message, input freezing and applications crash.

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