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Could anyone give me a current list of file types OpenOffice supports. Both what it can open and what it can export to?


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This documentation is readily available to anyone who cares enough to want to know. I don't see any purpose in reprinting it here. –  Satanicpuppy Apr 28 '10 at 14:22
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@satanicpuppy - Are you proposing that all information on SU that can be found elsewhere is unnecessary? I wanted to know this and had to download a PDF to find it. Not readily available in my opinion. –  Nifle Apr 28 '10 at 16:20
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Good point Nifle, good use of CW as well :-) –  Ivo Flipse Apr 28 '10 at 16:33
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Source of below (PDF)

Opening text documents
In addition to OpenDocument formats (.odt, .ott, .oth, and .odm), Writer 2.x can open the formats used by OOo 1.x (.sxw, .stw, and .sxg) and the following text document formats:

  • Microsoft Word 6.0/95/97/2000/XP) (.doc and .dot)
  • WordPerfect Document (.wpd)
  • Microsoft Word 2003 XML (.xml)
  • WPS 2000/Office 1.0 (.wps)
  • Microsoft WinWord 5 (.doc)
  • DocBook (.xml)
  • StarWriter formats (.sdw, .sgl, and .vor)
  • Ichitaro 8/9/10/11 (.jtd and .jtt)
  • AportisDoc (Palm) (.pdb)
  • Hangul WP 97 (.hwp)
  • Pocket Word (.psw)
  • .rtf, .txt, and .csv

Opening spreadsheets
In addition to OpenDocument formats (.ods and .ots), Calc 2.x can open the formats used by OOo 1.x (.sxc and .stc) and the following spreadsheet formats:

  • Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP (.xls, .xlw, and .xlt)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Microsoft Excel 4.x–5.0/95 (.xls, .xlw, and .xlt)
  • Text CSV (.csv and .txt)
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 XML (.xml)
  • Lotus 1-2-3 (.wk1, .wks, and .123)
  • Data Interchange Format (.dif)
  • StarCalc formats (.sdc and .vor)
  • dBase (.dbf) SYLK (.slk)
  • .htm and .html files including Web page queries
  • Pocket Excel (pxl)
  • Quattro Pro 6.0 (.wb2)

Opening presentations
In addition to OpenDocument formats (.odp, .odg, and .otp), Impress 2.x can open the formats used by OOo 1.x (.sxi and .sti) and the following presentation formats:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt, .pps, and .pot)
  • StarDraw and StarImpress (.sda, .sdd, .sdp, and .vor)
  • CGM – Computer Graphics Metafile (.cgm)

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Saving text documents
In addition to OpenDocument formats (.odt and .ott), Writer 2.x can save in these formats:

  • OpenOffice.org 1.x Text Document(.sxw)
  • OpenOffice.org 1.x Text Document Template (.stw)
  • Microsoft Word 6.0, 95, and 97/2000/XP (.doc)
  • Microsoft Word 2003 XML (.xml)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • StarWriter 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 (.sdw)
  • StarWriter 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 Template (.vor)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Text Encoded (.txt)
  • HTML Document (OpenOffice.org Writer) (.html and .htm)
  • DocBook (.xml)
  • AportisDoc (Palm) (.pdb)
  • Pocket Word (.psw)

Saving spreadsheets
In addition to OpenDocument formats (.ods and .ots), Calc 2.x can save in these formats:

  • OpenOffice.org 1.x Spreadsheet (.sxc)
  • OpenOffice.org 1.x Spreadsheet Template (.stc)
  • Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP (.xls and .xlw)
  • Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP Template (.xlt)
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 and 95 (.xls and .xlw)
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 XML (.xml)
  • Data Interchange Format (.dif)
  • dBase (.dbf)
  • SYLK (.slk)
  • Text CSV (.csv and .txt)
  • StarCalc 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 formats (.sdc and .vor)
  • HTML Document (OpenOffice.org Calc) (.html and .htm)
  • Pocket Excel (.pxl)

Saving presentations
In addition to OpenDocument formats (.odp, .otp, and .odg), Impress 2.x can save in these formats:

  • OpenOffice.org 1.x Presentation (.sxi)
  • OpenOffice.org 1.x Presentation Template (.sti)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt and .pps)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP Template (.pot)
  • StarDraw, StarImpress (.sda, .sdd, and .vor)

Impress can also export to MacroMedia Flash (.swf) and any of the graphics formats listed for Draw.

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