File Extension ODT

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

What is ODT file?

The extension ODT identifies a document of the word processor OpenOffice.Org Writer. These files can contain texts with formatting, images and graphics as well as tables.

More info

The ODT 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. Odt is the default version of the word processor OpenOffice.Org Writer.

Programs which can open a ODT file

How to open file with ODT extension?

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

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


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

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Check the section that lists most common problems with ODT files

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

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