ODT File

What are ODT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ODT 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 ODT file?

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

OpenDocument Text Document

These files are document files that have been created in the OpenOffice and StarOffice word processing applications. They use the OASIS OpenDocument XML standard, allowing 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 created to reduce Microsoft's market share and provide the public with a free alternative to the costly Microsoft applications.

How to open ODT files

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

Programs that open OpenDocument Text Document files

Last updated: January 16, 2023

More file formats using the ODT extension

Through our research of ODT files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • MindRender VREK Object File Format

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
LibreOffice WriterLibreOffice WriterUser submitted
TextMaker ViewerTextMaker ViewerUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted

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