Files with odt extension is used for the default text document format of many open source word processors, like Writer. ODT documents can be opened in all commercial and free word processors.

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the ODT file extension!

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Software that open odt file

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ODT file extension - ODF text document

What is odt file? How to open odt files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

odt file icon: odt filetype icon

File extension odt is used by many, mainly open source word processors (Apache OpenOffice Writer, LibreOffice Writer) for their default text document format.

ODT file format is a text format based on OpenDocument Format scheme.

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an open XML-based document file format for office applications to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical elements.

The file format makes transformations to other formats simple by leveraging and reusing existing standards wherever possible. As an open standard under the stewardship of OASIS, OpenDocument also creates the possibility for new types of applications and solutions to be developed other than traditional office productivity applications.

A typical .odt file contains formatted text created in word processor.

MIME types:

Updated: April 4, 2024

The default software associated to open odt file:

Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer) icon Project Team logoApache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer: Project Team

Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer) is a fully-featured and free word processor and text editor from productivity suite.

Apache OpenOffice Writer is simple enough for a quick memo, yet powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your ideas while Writer makes them look great.

LibreOffice Writer icon

The Document Foundation logoLibreOffice Writer  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
The Document Foundation

LibreOffice Write is a complete word processor and document publishing tool that supports a plethora of document formats and has many innovative features. It's an open source software that comes as an integral part of LibreOffice suite.

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Help how to open:

ODT format is widely supported by probably every modern word processor and as such, can be easily opened in any of them. Even Windows 7 WordPad can open .odt files.

How to convert:

To convert ODT document to other format, simply open it in word processor and save to another document format, such as DOC, DOCX. It can also be exported to PDF.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 4B 03 04
ASCII code: PK

Related links:

OOO Word filter - plugin for Microsoft Word 2003 to open OpenOffice XML documents

List of software applications associated to the .odt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open odt file, edit odt file, convert odt file, view odt file, play odt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting odt files.

Software that open odt file - ODF text document

Programs supporting the exension odt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open odt file action.

Microsoft Windows:



Main software associated with odt file by default:
Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer) small icon Apache OpenOffice Writer ( Writer)
LibreOffice Writer small icon LibreOffice Writer
Other suggested software:
Calligra Suite small icon Calligra Suite

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