.ODT File Extension

File Type:
OpenDocument Text Document

Having trouble opening .odt extension? Don't panic! This page explains what odt files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open odt files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a ODT file?

Odt file extension has OpenDocument Text Document file type, developed by Oracle, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Associated with Writer, the document includes text, styles, images, and other elements. It is typically formatted with the help of the OASIS OpenDocument XML-based standard.

ODT files are quite similar to .DOCX files as they are used for saving documents. Users may view OpenDocument text files, using any OpenOffice-compatible tools like AbiWord for Windows and Mac, NeoOffice for Mac and KWord for Unix. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

odt file icon
File Type:
OpenDocument Text Document
Text Files

How to open ODT file?

Double click the odt file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .odt extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the odt extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the odt file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ODT files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the odt file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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