ODG File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ODG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ODG files.

What is an ODG file?

Files that contain the .odg file extension are most commonly associated with OASIS vector graphic files. Drawings that have been created using an OASIS OpenDocument software application, such as the OpenOffice Draw application (versions 2.0 and later), are saved with the .odg file extension.

These ODG files contain vector graphics that have been saved using XML formatting specifications. OpenOffice Draw is a part of the OpenOffice suite of software applications. OpenOffice was created as an open-source multi-platform, multilingual office suite by Sun Microsystems. This particular file format is expected to become an industry standard for sharing documents across different computer applications.

How to open ODG files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ODG for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ODG openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ODG

While we know of one file format using the .ODG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ODG file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ODG files. Remember, different programs may use ODG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

OpenOffice.org ImpressOpenOffice.org ImpressUser submitted
OpenOffice.org DrawOpenOffice.org DrawUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
LibreOffice ImpressLibreOffice ImpressUser submitted
LibreOffice DrawLibreOffice DrawUser submitted
StarOffice DrawStarOffice DrawUser submitted
StarOffice ImpressStarOffice ImpressUser submitted
Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPointUser submitted
OOo4Kids DrawOOo4Kids DrawUser submitted
OOo4Kids ImpressOOo4Kids ImpressUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ODG-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ODG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!