File Extension ODP

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

What is ODP file?

The file extension ODP identifies presentations of the open source application OpenOffice.Org Impress.

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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.

Programs which can open a ODP file

How to open file with ODP extension?

In order to open a file with ODP extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ODP 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 ODP files, follow the instructions below.
Install Impress or other program from the list

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.

Set Impress as the default program for opening ODP 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 Impress applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Impress has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ODP files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • ODP 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 ODP files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ODP 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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