How to open ODF files with Office 2003/2007 – wintips.org

The OpenDocumentFormat (ODF) is a free and open source XLM file format aimed at universal document editing. ODF standards are determined by: Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Consortium and included in the OpenOffice.org office suite from SUN Microsystems.

OpenDocumentFormat (ODF) supports word (.ODT), spreadsheet (.ODS), presentation (.ODP), database (.ODB), and graphics (.ODG) processing features.

Office 2003 and Office 2007 do not officially recognize ODF files, but you can open ODF files using the OpenXML/ODF Translator plug-in. The entire process is explained below.*

The latest version of Office 2010 includes support for Microsoft ODF files.

Note* 1: If you want to stay away from Microsoft and open ODF files, you can download and install Apache OpenOffice. Here.

Note* 2: If you don’t want to install any software, you can upload your ODF file Google DocsUse your Google Account.

Office 2003 and Office 2007

How to open .odt, .ods, .odp (ODF) files from Office 2003 or Office 2007:

1. Download the OpenXML/ODF Translator plugin from for Office Here:

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2. selectRunning“”OdfAddInForOfficeSetup-en_x.x.xxxx” installation file.

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3. selectRunning” again on the next screen:

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4. Click on “installation”, to install the compatibility pack for Office 2007*.

Note*: If you are using Office 2003, it will allow you to open Office 2007 files {word (.docx), excel (.xlxs), presentation (.pptx)} created in Office 2007.

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5. Click on “OK” when the update is complete.

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6. selectInstallationl” to install the Open XML/ODF Translator plugin.

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7. On the next screen, accept the license agreement and select “The next one“.

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8. On the next screen, select install the plugin for all users on your computer and select “The next one“.

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9. Leave the custom settings and select “The next one“.

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10. select link all ODF file types (.odt, .ods, .odp). with Microsoft Office and “The next one“.

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11. Click on “Installation” to start the installation.

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12. Once the installation is complete, Uncheck “Show reading”. click option and “Termination“.

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13. Now locate your ODF document file and double click to open it.

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