.ODT File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .ODT file extension:

  1. OpenDocument Text Document
  2. Origin Dialog Theme File
  3. OOMMF Data Table File

1. OpenDocument Text Document

OpenDocument Text Document
  • Developer Apache Software Foundation
  • Popularity
    4.0 (363 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Zip

An ODT file is a text document created by various word processing programs, such as the Writer program included in Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. It contains formatted text and may also include images, drawn objects, and tables. ODT files are similar to .DOCX files.

You can open an ODT file in a variety of word processors, including:

  • OpenOffice Writer (cross-platform)
  • Microsoft Word (cross-platform)
  • LibreOffice (cross-platform)
  • Google Docs (Web, iOS, Android, Chrome OS)

In all of those programs, you can also convert your ODT file to a DOCX file. Note that you may lose some formatting when you open an ODT file in a program other than OpenOffice or LibreOffice or convert an ODT file to another format.

Software's name License Platforms
AbiSource AbiWord AbiSource AbiWord Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
BML Solutions OOReader BML Solutions OOReader Free+ iOS
Calligra Suite Calligra Suite Freeware LinuxMacWindows
Collabora Office Collabora Office Free AndroidChrome OSiOS
Corel WordPerfect Corel WordPerfect Commercial Windows
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
Google Docs Google Docs Freeware AndroidChrome OSiOSWeb
Google Drive viewer Google Drive viewer Free Web
IBM Lotus Notes IBM Lotus Notes Paid LinuxMacWindows
LibreOffice LibreOffice Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Commercial MacWindows
Microsoft Word for Android Microsoft Word for Android Freeware AndroidChrome OS
Microsoft Word for iOS Microsoft Word for iOS Commercial iOS
OpenDocument Reader OpenDocument Reader Paid AndroidiOS
OpenOffice Writer OpenOffice Writer Free LinuxMacWindows
Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice Commercial Mac

Updated: October 7, 2020

2. Origin Dialog Theme File

Origin Dialog Theme File

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<version>\Themes installation.

Software's name License Platforms
OriginLab Origin OriginLab Origin Free Trial Windows

Updated: January 5, 2019

3. OOMMF Data Table File

OOMMF Data Table File
  • Developer National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Popularity
    2.9 (8 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format Text

An ODT file contains data in ASCII text and is created by OOMMF (Object Oriented Micromagnetic Framework), which is a project developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It contains comments and micromagnetic data organized in tables, with each non-data line beginning with #.

You can open ODT files in OOMMF, which displays the data in the tables. You can also use a text editor to open and edit the file since it is saved in plain text.

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone

Updated: March 21, 2019

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