ODS File Extension

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OpenDocument Spreadsheet
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What is ODS file?

Files with the .ODS extension contain compressed spreadsheet files, stored in an open format based on XML. The ODS standard, which is an element of the ODF specification for office suite documents, was created on the basis of the OpenOffice.org spreadsheet format, while currently the format is developed and maintained by an independent organisation – OASIS. It is an open alternative for some of the proprietary formats, such as XLS.

A ODS spreadsheet may include:

  • 2D sets of tables with data,
  • Various formulas and functions processing this data,
  • Visualisations of the data, for instance – charts,
  • Macro functions.

Compatibility of ODS format with software

ODS spreadsheets support a wide range of functionalities of Microsoft Office suite formats, however they are not identical. Current versions of Microsoft office suite partially supports ODS files, formerly – in order to open such files, proper plugins needed to be installed. There are several office suites, also free ones, to which the ODS format is native for spreadsheet files. Also, the formats can be converted one into another.

Conversion of a ODS file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the ODS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of ODS file conversion to a different format.

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

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ODS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ODS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the ODS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ODS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ODS file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ODS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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