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Welcome to OpenDocument

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300). Suitable for text, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, presentations, and databases, ODF frees documents from their applications-of-origin, enabling them to be exchanged, retrieved, and edited with any OpenDocument-compliant software or tool. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

ODF Support in SAP Software

Erwin Tenhumberg writes: I was happily surprised when I found out that ODF is already supported by the SAP List Viewer component (also known as the ABAP List Viewer or ALV), which is used many many times in all kinds of areas for displaying tabular data in a grid. The SAP List Viewer component allows exporting to ODF spreadsheet files in addition to Microsoft Excel files. This feature is available on systems with release numbers 6.40 and higher and works for all 3 members of the SAP GUI family including the SAP GUI for Java.

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Fee or Free?

Free and open office productivity software have been developed to be on par with their proprietary cousins. The functionality and user interface are even similar. Free and open source programs for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and other types of office applications basically have their foundation in, a project spearheaded by Sun Microsystems. IBM and Google are also involved in this project to build a more solid standard for the associated programs.

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Syncro Soft Ltd - Oxygen XML Editor

Oxygen XML Editor offers support for editing, transforming and validating documents composing the Open Document format (ODF) package directly through the archive support.

A complete framework is offered in Oxygen providing powerful support for editing and validating documents from the OpenDocument format (ODF) zipped package.

Validation is done using the latest Open Office ODF Documents version 1.1 Relax NG Schemas.

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Syncro Soft Announces New Release of Oxygen XML Editor and Oxygen XML Author

Version 9.3 adds as main feature the support for editing and processing resources inside ZIP-based packages including Microsoft Office 2007 (OOXML) and OpenDocument (ODF) documents.

For the complete list of new features and more information please visit

New in version 9.3:

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Dio is a native PHP simple OpenDocument generator. Unlike OpenDocumentPHP project, it has been design with PHP PEAR/Zend_Framework convention, not Java.

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