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Name OpenDocument Format
Version 1.0
Other names ODF (1.0)
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/135
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Disclosure Full
Description OpenDocument (ODF) format is a generic format for office documents, such as text, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and databases. It was developed by OASIS, based on the original OpenOffice document format. The format is an open standard, and is supported by a variety of office software packages. ODF is an XML format, which may comprise a single XML document, or a collection of subdocuments within a package. The package format is the commonly used form, and comprises a standard ZIP package containing the XML content and any associated binary data, together with a manifest which lists the package content.
Orientation Binary
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats Has lower priority than OpenDocument Text (1.0)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Spreadsheet (1.0)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Presentation (1.0)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Graphics (1.0)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Database Format (1.0)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Database Format (1.2)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Database Format (1.1)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Database Format (1.3)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Graphics (1.3)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Presentation (1.3)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Spreadsheet (1.3)
Has lower priority than OpenDocument Text (1.3)
Has priority over ZIP Format  
Has priority over Java Archive Format  
Is supertype of OpenDocument Text (1.0)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Spreadsheet (1.0)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Presentation (1.0)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Graphics (1.0)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Database Format (1.0)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Database Format (1.2)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Database Format (1.1)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Database Format (1.3)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Graphics (1.3)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Presentation (1.3)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Spreadsheet (1.3)
Is supertype of OpenDocument Text (1.3)
Technical Environment  
Released 01 May 2005
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by OASIS
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 22 Aug 2006
Source description  
Last updated 22 Aug 2006
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