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FODT File Extension

OpenDocument Flat XML Document
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What is FODT file?

FODT is a file extension commonly associated with OpenDocument Flat XML Document files. Oracle defined the OpenDocument Flat XML Document format standard. Files with FODT extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. FODT file format, along with 440 other file formats, belongs to the Text Files category. The most popular program for handling FODT files is Apache OpenOffice, but users can choose among 7 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Apache Software Foundation developer not only will you find detailed information about theApache OpenOffice software, but also about FODT and other supported file formats.

Programs which support FODT file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support FODT files. Files with FODT extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FODT file

How to open file with FODT extension?

Problems with accessing FODT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with FODT extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Apache OpenOffice

Install software to open FODT file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FODT files is that no program that can handle FODT files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Apache OpenOffice or different compatible program, such as NeoOffice, Windows Notepad, NotePad++ text editor. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Apache OpenOffice installed is by going to developer’s website (Apache Software Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Apache OpenOffice and update if needed

Update software that support file extension FODTIf you already have Apache OpenOffice installed on your systems and FODT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Apache OpenOffice cannot handle files with FODT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Apache OpenOffice should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open FODT files to Apache OpenOffice

If you have the latest version of Apache OpenOffice installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FODT on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with FODT file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the FODT file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Apache OpenOffice is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open FODT files and clicking OK.
Associate software with FODT file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FODT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with FODT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the FODT file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the FODT file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check FODT file for viruses
1. Verify that the FODT in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the FODT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the FODT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. FODT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the FODT file’s structure is intact

If the FODT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the FODT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Apache OpenOffice

If the systems has insufficient resources to open FODT files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with OpenDocument Flat XML Document files. It may be the case that the FODT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a FODT file

File Conversions from FODT extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to FODT file
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