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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.


EuroOffice is the name of a free and open-source derivative and a set of accompanying free and non-free extensions. Most of the extensions also work with "vanilla"

The EuroOffice application suite provides us a means to enable some of our extensions to do more than what is possible in Since it is open-source we hope that these additions will be considered improvements by our users and adopted in the future by developers. We have signed the JCA, so nothing stands in the way of adoption.

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Svante Schubert

ODFDOM - the new opensourced multi-tiered API for the ISO OpenDocument Format

ODFDOM is the name of the upcoming free OpenDocument framework sponsored by Sun Microsystems Inc.

It will be the next evolutionary step after AODL and Odf4j. Designed together with their architects with the intent to provide an easy lightwork programming API for the ODF developer community. ODFDOM is meant to be portable to any object-oriented language.

The first pre-version of the Java 5 reference implementation of ODFDOM is planned to become available under LGPL3 in May 2008.

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IBM: aDesigner

aDesigner is a disability simulator that helps designers ensure that their content and applications are accessible and usable by the visually impaired. The new version adds support for ODF and Flash content; presentation simulation function for ODF documents; and accessibility information (MSAA/IA2) inspection functions.

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Spotting ODF Supporters

The news media seems to have difficulty identifying ODF supporters so I prepared a one page field guide for their benefit. Please pass this along to any news organizations or their representatives.

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ODF Seminar for Municipalities

Schoten, Belgium
19 May 2008 - 09:00 - 17:00
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