The File Extensions Database

.ODT File Extension

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

What is an .ODT file?

.ODT is OpenDocument Text Document

An ODT file is a text document created by various word processors, such as the Writer program included in Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. It contains different elements such as text, images, drawn objects, and styles. ODT files are formatted using the OASIS OpenDocument XML-based standard.

ODT file open in Apache OpenOffice Writer 4.1.3

ODT files are commonly created and opened by the Writer word processor, which is one of several programs available in the OpenOffice and LibreOffice suites. It is similar to the Word program available in the Microsoft Office suite. The ODT file is the main file used by Writer to save documents the same way that Word saves documents in the .DOCX file.

OpenDocument text files can be opened and edited with any OpenOffice-compatible program, including: NeoOffice (Mac), AbiWord (Mac & Windows), and KWord (Unix). They can also be imported into Google Docs, Google's web-based word processor included with Google Drive. ODT files can also be opened in Microsoft Word and saved as DOCX files.

NOTE: Apache OpenOffice was formerly known as

Programs that open OpenDocument Text Document
File Viewer Plus
Apache OpenOffice
Microsoft Word 2016
Corel WordPerfect X9
AbiSource AbiWord
IBM Lotus Notes
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
AbiSource AbiWord
Apple TextEdit
IBM Lotus Notes
Apache OpenOffice
AbiSource AbiWord
IBM Lotus Notes
Calligra Suite
BML Solutions OOReader
Google Drive viewer
File Type 2 Origin Dialog Theme File
Developer by: OriginLab Category: Settings Files

An ODT file is a theme file used by Origin, a data analysis and graphing application used by various scientists and engineers. It contains settings in XML format that customize the appearance of one or more dialog windows that appear in Origin.

ODT theme files are not meant to be opened by a user. Instead, the file stores settings that are referenced by Origin to make up the appearance of dialog windows in the software.

NOTE: ODT files are typically located in the "Dialog" folder of the C:\Program Files\OriginLab\Origin\Themes installation.

Programs that open Origin Dialog Theme File
OriginLab Origin

How to solve problems with ODT files

  • Associate the ODT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ODT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ODT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ODT 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 .ODT is OpenDocument Text Document. Because only the current version supports the latest ODT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Oracle manufacturer website after an available .ODT is OpenDocument Text Document update.
  • To make sure that your ODT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.