File Extension ODG

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    OpenDocument Drawing Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ODG 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 ODG file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ODG file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ODG file?

The extension ODG identifies files of the open source application OpenOffice.Org Draw. The files contain 2D vector data that defines a drawing.

More info

The ODG 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).

OpenDocument is the native format of OpenOffice.Org Suite. Odg is the standard version of the vector graphics and illustration program OpenOffice.Org Draw.

Programs which can open a ODG file

How to open file with ODG extension?

In order to open a file with ODG extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ODG file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ODG files, follow the instructions below.
Install Apache OpenOffice or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ODG files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ODG files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ODG files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Apache OpenOffice as the default program for opening ODG files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ODG files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Apache OpenOffice applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Apache OpenOffice has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ODG files

Sometimes problems with opening ODG files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ODG files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ODG files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ODG file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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