The File Extensions Database

.FODT File Extension

  • Developer by: Oracle
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: XML

What is an .FODT file?

.FODT is OpenDocument Flat XML Document

Text document saved in the OpenDocument format, but stored as a flat XML file instead of the .ZIP container used by .ODT files; allows the document information to be more human readable; also provides an easier alternative than the ODT format for generating documents automatically without needing a document editor.

NOTE: You can manually generate an FODT file from an ODT file using the oowriter command line utility:

oowriter --convert-to fodt myDoc.odt

Programs that open OpenDocument Flat XML Document
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice

How to solve problems with FODT files

  • Associate the FODT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FODT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FODT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FODT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FODT is OpenDocument Flat XML Document. Because only the current version supports the latest FODT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Oracle manufacturer website after an available .FODT is OpenDocument Flat XML Document update.
  • To make sure that your FODT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.