Comparison of OpenDocument software

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The OpenDocument format (ODF), an abbreviation for the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications, is an open and free (excluding maintenance and support)[1] document file format for saving and exchanging editable office documents such as text documents (including memos, reports, and books), spreadsheets, databases, charts, and presentations. This standard was developed by the OASIS industry consortium, based upon the XML-based file format originally created by OpenOffice.org, and ODF was approved as an OASIS standard on May 1, 2005. It became an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 26300, on May 3, 2006, see main article OpenDocument.

The following tables list applications supporting OpenDocument 1.0 (ISO/IEC 26300:2006) and OpenDocument 1.1 (OASIS Standard).[2]

Text documents[edit]

Word processors[edit]

Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes
AbiWord 2.4.2 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix-based systems AbiSource GPL Yes Only supports basic ODT documents. Complex ones created in OpenOffice are likely to be broken in AbiWord.
Calligra Words 2.4+ Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix-based systems Calligra Suite KDE Project GPL / LGPL Yes
Google Docs & Spreadsheets 2006 Any (Web-based) Standalone or Google Apps Google Proprietary Yes
IBM Lotus Symphony 1.0+ Windows, Linux, Mac OS X IBM Lotus Symphony IBM Proprietary Yes Based upon OpenOffice.org.
IBM Workplace Documents 2.5+ Any (Web-based) IBM Workplace Collaboration Services IBM Proprietary Yes no longer being actively marketed
KWord 1.4+ Linux, Unix-based systems KOffice KDE Project LGPL Yes
LibreOffice Writer 4.0.3 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris LibreOffice LibreOffice LGPL Yes Multiple ODF versions supported (ISO/ODF 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.2 Extended )
Microsoft Office Word 2007 SP2 Windows Microsoft Office Microsoft Proprietary Yes some limitations[3]
NeoOffice Writer 2.1 Mac OS X NeoOffice Patrick Luby and Edward Peterlin GPL no (not valid)
OpenOffice.org Writer 3.0.0 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org LGPL Yes adjustable ODF version (ISO/ODF 1.2)
OpenOffice.org Writer 2.4.1 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org LGPL Yes
OpenOffice.org Writer 1.1.5 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org LGPL / SISSL Import only
StarOffice Writer 8 Windows, Linux, Solaris StarOffice Sun Microsystems Proprietary Yes
TextMaker 2006 and higher Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Pocket PC, Windows CE SoftMaker Office SoftMaker Proprietary Yes TextMaker 2006 - not valid files;
TextMaker 2010 - valid
TextEdit 1.5 and higher Mac OS X Standalone Apple Inc. Bundled with Mac OS X/Source code available Yes
WordPerfect X4 (2008) Windows Corel WordPerfect Office X4 Corel Proprietary Import only
Zoho Writer 2006 Any (Web-based) Standalone AdventNet Proprietary Yes
Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes

Other applications[edit]

Besides word processors, other programs can and do support the OpenDocument text format. See the List of applications supporting OpenDocument for more.

Spreadsheet documents[edit]

Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes
Calligra Sheets 2.4+ Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix-based systems Calligra Suite KDE Project GPL / LGPL Yes
EditGrid Any (Web-based) Team and Concepts Proprietary Yes
Gnumeric 1.12.5+ Linux, Unix-based systems, Windows GNOME GPL Yes Saves in ODF 1.2
Google Spreadsheets Any (Web-based) Google Docs & Spreadsheets Google Proprietary no (not valid)
IBM Lotus Symphony 1.0+ Windows, Linux, Mac OS X IBM Lotus Symphony IBM Proprietary Yes
IBM Workplace Documents 2.5+ Any (Web-based) IBM Workplace Collaboration Services IBM Proprietary Yes no longer being actively marketed
KSpread / KCells 1.4+ Linux, Unix-based systems KOffice KDE Project LGPL Yes
LibreOffice Calc 3.3.0 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris LibreOffice LibreOffice LGPL Yes
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 SP2 Windows Microsoft Office Microsoft Proprietary No (different results in validators)
NeoOffice Calc 1.2 Mac OS X NeoOffice Patrick Luby and Edward Peterlin GPL Import only
NeoOffice Calc 2.2.5 Mac OS X NeoOffice Patrick Luby and Edward Peterlin GPL Yes [1]
OpenOffice.org Calc 2.0+ Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org LGPL Yes
StarOffice Calc 8 Windows, Linux, Solaris StarOffice Sun Microsystems Proprietary Yes
Zoho Sheet 2006 Any (Web-based) Standalone AdventNet Proprietary Yes
Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes

Presentation documents[edit]

Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes
Calligra Stage 2.4+ Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix-based systems Calligra Suite KDE Project GPL / LGPL Yes
IBM Lotus Symphony 1.0+ Windows, Linux, Mac OS X IBM Lotus Symphony IBM Proprietary Yes
IBM Workplace Documents 2.5+ Any (Web-based) IBM Workplace Collaboration Services IBM Proprietary no longer being actively marketed
KPresenter / KOffice Showcase 1.4+ Linux, Unix-based systems KOffice KDE Project LGPL no (not valid)
LibreOffice Impress 3.3.0 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris LibreOffice LibreOffice LGPL Yes
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 SP2 Windows Microsoft Office Microsoft Proprietary Yes
NeoOffice Impress 1.2 Mac OS X NeoOffice Patrick Luby and Edward Peterlin GPL Import only
NeoOffice Impress 2.2.5 Mac OS X NeoOffice Patrick Luby and Edward Peterlin GPL Yes [2]
OpenOffice.org Impress 2.0+ Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X, Solaris OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org LGPL Yes
StarOffice Impress 8 Windows, Linux, Solaris StarOffice Sun Microsystems Proprietary Yes
Zoho Show 2006 Any (Web-based) Standalone AdventNet Proprietary no (not valid)
Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes

Conversion / Publishing systems[edit]

Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes
Docvert 4.0b1 Client: any browser (open source or proprietary HTTP clients are compatible with GPLv3 web service interface). Server: Many. Many Matthew Holloway GPLv3 Yes
3BOpenDoc 2.1 Desktop: Any (Web-based) Server: Linux, Windows Many 3BView Proprietary Yes Server based
JODConverter 2.1.1 Windows, Linux, Unix-based systems, Mac OS X N/A Art of Solving LGPL Yes
Version Operating systems Office suite Developer License ISO/IEC 26300:2006 Notes

OpenDocument Format version in exported files[edit]

Root elements in ODF files take an office:version attribute, which indicates which version of OpenDocument Format specification it complies with. The version number is in the format revision.version. If the file has a version known to an XML processor, it may validate the document. Otherwise, it is optional to validate the document, but the document must be well formed. Informations from OpenDocument specification [4]

Following table contains list of ODF specification version attribute office:version="1.X" used in files exported from OpenDocument software.

Tested sample documents contained one simple sentence (text documents), 10 rows with numbers (sheets), 2 slides (presentation documents). Validation was tested in two different ODF validators.[5][6]

Tested software version ODF version attribute in exported file
office:version="1.X"
File type Validation of simple
new document[5][6]
Notes
AbiWord 2.6.4 1.0 ODT valid
Adobe Buzzword beta 3, build 600113 1.0 ODT not valid (errors in styles.xml and content.xml)
EditGrid 11/2008 1.0 ODS valid
Gnumeric 1.9.3 1.0 ODS not valid
Google Docs & Spreadsheets 11/2008 1.0 ODT, ODS valid - ODT,
different results - ODS
IBM Lotus Symphony 1.1.0 1.1 ODT, ODS, ODP valid
IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0.0 FP2 1.2 ODT, ODS, ODP
Inkscape 0.4.6 1.0 ODG not valid
KOffice 1.6.3 attribute is missing ODT, ODS, ODP valid - ODT, ODS,
not valid - ODP
ODT, ODS - valid
ODF 1.0 and 1.1
KOffice 2.1.2 1.2 ODT, ODS, ODP
Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 1.1 ODT, ODS, ODP different results - ODS,
valid - ODT, ODP
Microsoft Office - SUN ODF Plugin 1.2 1.1 ODT, ODS, ODP valid
Microsoft Office - SUN ODF Plugin 3.1 1.2 ODT, ODS, ODP
Microsoft Office - OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in 2.0 attribute is missing ODT, ODS, ODP different results - ODT,
valid - ODS,
not valid - ODP
ODF 1.1 implemented[7]
NeoOffice 2.2.5 1.0 ODT not valid - ODT (error in styles.xml)
OpenOffice.org 2.0 - 2.3.0 1.0 ODT, ODS, ODP valid (tested 2.3.0)
OpenOffice.org 2.3.1 - 2.4.2 1.1 ODT, ODS, ODP valid
OpenOffice.org 3.0 1.1 and 1.2 ODT, ODS, ODP valid adjustable ODF version
StarOffice 8.0 product update 10 1.1 ODT, ODS, ODP valid
RedOffice 4.0 1.0 ODT, ODS, ODP valid
TextEdit 1.5 (244) 1.0 ODT different results in validators (settings.xml is missing[5])
TextMaker 2008 rev.494 1.0 ODT not valid (error in styles.xml)
TextMaker 2010 1.0 ODT Yes
WordPad 6.1 (2009) attribute is missing ODT different results in validators (settings.xml is missing[5] - ODF 1.0/1.1 validation)
Zoho Office Suite 11/2008 1.0 ODT, ODS, ODP valid - ODT, ODS,
not valid - ODP
Tested software version ODF version attribute in exported file
office:version="1.X"
File type Validation of simple
new document[5][6]
Notes

OpenDocument Format validators[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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