ODVI File Extension

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What is ODVI file?

ODVI filename suffix is mostly used for LaTeX files. ODVI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ODVI file format, along with 3591 other file formats, belongs to the Various Files category. LaTeX is by far the most used program for working with ODVI files. Software named LaTeX was created by LaTeX Project Development Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ODVI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ODVI file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ODVI files. Files with ODVI suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ODVI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ODVI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ODVI files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to LaTeX files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the LaTeX

Problems with opening and working with ODVI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ODVI files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the LaTeX developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit LaTeX website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of LaTeX and update if needed

You still cannot access ODVI files although LaTeX is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of LaTeX installed, it may not support ODVI format. The most recent version of LaTeX is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate LaTeX files with LaTeX

After installing LaTeX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ODVI files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ODVI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where LaTeX is installed, check the Always use this app to open ODVI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ODVI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ODVI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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

1. The ODVI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ODVI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ODVI file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with ODVI extension is complete and error-free

If the ODVI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ODVI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 LaTeX

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ODVI extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with LaTeX files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the ODVI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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