File Extension FODT

  • Full name
    OpenDocument Flat XML Document Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a FODT file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a FODT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your FODT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The extension odt identifies a document in the uncompressed format of the OpenDocument standard. These files can contain text with formatting, images and graphics as well as tables.
The FODT format is part of the Open Document for Office Application Standard, also known as OpenDocument. Originally developed by Sun Microsystems and based on XML, the standard has been defined and developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
The uncompressed form as a single XML with the extension FODT is not very common. The ZIP-compressed variant with the extension odt is the standard.
The files, because they are pure XML can be read with any text editor, but you will not get the correctly formatted document.

Programs which can open a FODT file

How to open a FODT file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the FODT file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a FODT file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support FODT files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a FODT file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all FODT files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with FODT there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the FODT file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the FODT file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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