File extension odt
File extension odt - The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an open XML-based document file format for office applications to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical elements. The file format makes transformations to other formats simple by leveraging and reusing existing standards wherever possible. As an open standard, OpenDocument also creates the possibility for new types of applications and solutions to be developed other than traditional office productivity applications.
OpenDocument is a free and open format, and an ISO standard. Anyone is free to write applications that support it, without fear of patent claims or licensing issues.
The specification of OpenDocument has undergone an extensive accessibility review, and many of the components it is built on, such as Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language and Scalable Vector Graphics, have already gone through the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative processes.
Free software supporting OpenDocument exists for every major operating system including GNU/Linux, *BSD, Windows and Mac OS X.
Proprietary software companies who believe they stand to lose from policies supporting OpenDocument have been loudly complaining about them. Hearings have been held to delay them, and legislative amendments have been introduced to quash them. In particular, Microsoft has been arguing against OpenDocument and lobbying for their own format, Office Open XML (OOXML).
Microsoft is attempting to block an established, free and open format by heavily pushing one they have much more control over, and they're using all their lobbying power to try and fast track it through the standards process.
Unlike OpenDocument, which is well-supported and cross-platform, Microsoft's format is only supported by proprietary software from one vendor, and because it has been designed to implement every bug, glitch and historical feature from Microsoft's Office software, the specification to implement OOXML is over 6000 pages long, making it much harder for other software to implement the format.
Related programs to odt file extension:
OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, Microsoft Office 2007 (SP2), IBM Lotus Symphony, SoftMaker Office, 602Office
MAC OS X:
OpenOffice.org, NeoOffice, TextEdit
OpenOffice.org, KOffice, Gnome Office, SoftMaker Office
Additional information related to file extension odt:
odt Mime type: application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text
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