ODT File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open an ODT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ODT files.
What is an ODT file?
The .odt file extension is given to office document text files that have been created in the OpenOffice and StarOffice word processing applications. These applications use the the OASIS OpenDocument XML standard, which allows users to use documents across multiple operating systems and applications.
The OpenOffice and StarOffice applications are freeware alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite. The programs were actually created with the intention of reducing Microsoft's market share and to provide the public with a free alternative to the costly Microsoft applications. Files with the .odt extension may contain word processing documents like Microsoft Word docs or spreadsheet documents that are comparable to the spreadsheets produced in Excel.
How to open ODT 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 ODT for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ODT openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension ODT
While we know of one file format using the .ODT 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 .ODT file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of ODT files. Remember, different programs may use ODT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.