ODM File

What are ODM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ODM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ODM file?

ODM files have multiple uses, and OpenDocument Master Text Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

OpenDocument Master Text Document

Files that contain the .odm file extension are most commonly associated with the OpenOffice suite of software programs.

The OpenDocument standard was created to allow for the exchange of word processing documents across a variety of different word processing applications and computer platforms. These applications are intended to be a free alternative to the more costly and "corporate" Microsoft Word word processing software.

The ODM documents that are used by these applications contain text documents that are saved in the XML file format.

How to open ODM files

We have identified three ODM openers that are compatible with this specific type of ODM file.

Programs that open OpenDocument Master Text Document files

Last updated: December 26, 2022

All known file formats using extension .ODM

While OpenDocument Master Text Document is a popular type of ODM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ODM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

OverDrive Media Console Media Control

We know that one ODM format is OverDrive Media Console Media Control. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

ODM opener for Windows

We have identified one ODM opener that is compatible with this specific type of ODM file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ODM files. Remember, different programs may use ODM 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 BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
StarOfficeStarOfficeDiscontinued
OverDriveOverDriveUser submitted
Adobe Digital EditionsAdobe Digital EditionsUser submitted
White Label Office WriterWhite Label Office WriterUser submitted
Bio-Rad iQ5Bio-Rad iQ5User submitted
Ultra-WriteUltra-WriteUser submitted

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