The file extension ODP identifies presentations of the open source application OpenOffice.Org Impress.
An ODP file can contain not only formatted text, lists, pictures, videos but also music and tables, which are divided into boards, slides or slides. In addition, many elements can be animated or fade in and out, as well as with different effects. Odp files can also contain macros. These macros may contain malicious code, which is why you should do a virus scan before running it.
The ODP 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. Odp is the standard version of the presentation software OpenOffice.Org Impress.
Microsoft PowerPoint can read ODP files as of version 2007 SP2, older versions need the ODF plugin.
Most often resolving problems with opening ODP files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ODP files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ODP files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such 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 ODP 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 OpenOffice.org Impress applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where OpenOffice.org Impress has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening ODP files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: