Open Document Format (ODF)

Open Document (ODF)

The Open Document Format (ODF) is a free and open file format for electronic office documents, such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations, and word processing documents. The specification is based on the XML format originally created and implemented by the office suite.

Oxygen XML Editor is the first tool that offers support for editing, transforming, and validating documents composed from the Open Document Format (ODF) package directly through the archive support.

The Archive Browser View

You can transform, validate, and perform many other operations on files inside an archive. When selecting a URL for a specific operation (such as a transformation or validation) you can click the Browse for archive file button to navigate and choose the file from a certain archive.

After an archive is opened in the Archive Browser, files from it can be edited in Oxygen and then saved back to the archive. You have many useful options to modify the archive structure or extract files from it.

Archive Browser

Editing Open Document Format (ODF) Files

Oxygen provides powerful support for editing and validating documents from the Open Document Format (ODF) zipped package.

Validation is done using the latest Open Office ODF Relax NG schemas.

Editing ODF files

You can easily create new ODF documents using the document templates provided by Oxygen for Open Office Presentation, Spreadsheet, and Text documents.

ODF file templates

Comparing Open Document Format (ODF) Files

By using the Oxygen Directories Comparison tool, you can compare and merge Open Document Format (ODF) files, or other ZIP-based archives, seamlessly. The archive files are presented as directories, allowing the usual comparison and merge operations inside them.

Comparing ODF files