What are ODS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ODS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ODS files.
What is an ODS file?
An .ODS file is an OpenDocument Spreadsheet file.
ODS stands for Open Document Spreadsheet.
Files that contain the .ods file extension are usually created by the OpenOffice or LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet or "calculator" applications.
The OpenOffice and LibreOffice applications are open-source office suite products created as a free alternative to the expensive Microsoft Excel product. These programs allow the interchange of spreadsheet files between different software applications.
For example, if a user creates a spreadsheet in Excel, a user running OpenOffice can open that spreadsheet without having Excel installed on their system. ODS files are created using the XML standard.
How to open ODS files
We have identified four ODS openers that are compatible with this specific type of ODS file.
Programs that open OpenDocument Spreadsheet files
Last updated: February 20, 2024
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of ODS files. Remember, different programs may use ODS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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