Advice 1: How to open odt

Along with widespread .doc, there are many other formats that are standard for other word processors other than Word. Although the text editor from Microsoft supports most of these files, they are an alternative, and it can cause problems. One of the most common formats is .odt.
How to open odt
You will need
  • - the ODF plugin for Microsoft Office;
  • the app Writer or LibreOffice Writer
Odt stands for Open Document Text and is the standard for word processor Writer. The main advantage of this format is its openness. He, like .docx is based on XML, however, is publicly available and used without any limitations, you can not say about .doc.
To open the file using Microsoft Office you need to install an appropriate plugin which is available for free download at the website of Sun Microsystems.
Go to the website, select the plugin, sign up by using the link "Register Now". After registration, accept the agreement and click Continue. A window will open for download.
Run the file and follow the instructions of the installer. After installation is complete, Microsoft Office will support .odt.
Go to Microsoft Word and select menu "File" — "Open". Specify the path to the file. In the drop-down list at the bottom of the window, select "ODF Text Document". Select file, press "Open".
To convert a used file .odt in a more familiar format .docx or .doc go to "File" (for Word 2007/2010, click on the round button in the upper left corner of the window). Select "Save as". In the drop-down list at the bottom select "Word Document". Click "Save".
Version Word 2003 (and earlier) does not support the full editing documents in the format .odt. In order to take full advantage of this file type, you need to install the package (or the newer LibreOffice) which can be downloaded free from the official website of the developers. Programs are absolutely free and require no registration.
The document format .odt weighs less .docx or .doc, so its use is often justified. The conversion process may corrupt the file or mess up the layout due to objective differences of the formats.

Advice 2 : How to open file extension odt

Files with the file extension odt (Open Document Text) created with the freeware OpenOffice Suite. This software was developed as an alternative to closed formats such as. DOC, XLS and PPT (used by Microsoft Office 97-2007), Microsoft officeopen control XML. The standard is based on XML. In 2006, adopted as an international standard ISO/IEC 26300. Documents-odt may contain text files, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.
Unknown file extension can sometimes confound
Officeopen control is multilingual and works on various operating systems — Windows, Linux, MacOS X. of Course, for a complete and convenient work with odt files, it is better to use native package. But there are a lot of alternatives. Files with odt format compatible with many text editors.

Free app to open files in odt format

If you have installed the Windows 7 operating system, to open a document in odt format, you can use standard editor WordPad.

Open these files and completely free the utility TextMaker Viewer. It gives the opportunity not only to view the document-odt, but also to print and even convert to a pdf. The latest version is available for download from the official website.

To process the document in odt format, and using the free text editor AbiWord. The program completely integrates into the Windows shell, allows you to format text, check spelling, insert pictures, tables, use styles. The application runs on different operating systems, not demanding and can be installed on any computer.

The odt format is a zip archive. So it can be opened with a zip program, you change the resolution on zip. Inside the archive is a text file content.xml. The resolution of this file must be changed to html and then read the contents of the document in the browser. The formatting will be lost.

Free online services to work with files in odt format

If you have a Google account to work with documents, you can use a free web application Google Docs (Documents Google). Before uploading to Google Docs, click "Settings" and check "Convert uploaded files to Google docs format". Download the appropriate file, and you can read it in the preview window. Using the service you can view and edit the document, and to export it in the format of docx or rtf. And send them for printing. Supported a multiplayer mode.

You can use other free online services to open such files. The simplest of these is the ApplicationFactory that allows you to view the downloaded document and convert it to txt format. And using the service you can convert file odt in doc, docx, pdf and download the converted file to your computer.

Paid word processors that support the odt format

Microsoft Word 2007 installed service pack 2 and all later versions of the editor, able to open and convert files odt without installing plugins. In old versions of apps to work with such documents, you must install the Sun ODF Plugin for MS Office or plugin for converting files to OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office.

In addition, files odt are supported by word processors such as Corel SoftMaker and Ashampoo. This is a relatively inexpensive program that has all necessary tools for working with documents.
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