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Open Document Format (ODF) is an open standard file format and others use. File extensions include .odt (text), .ods (spreadsheet), and .odp (presentation). By default, Microsoft Office does not open these file formats; however, it is possible with a plugin.

For office 2003 users

If you have Office 2003, Download and install the Sun ODF Plugin should just work.You can download the Sun ODF Plugin from here

For office 2007 users

  1. First you need to Install Service Pack 1 for Office 2007.
  2. Install Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office.
  3. Open ODT document via File > Open, or by double-clicking the ODT file and when prompted for the application to open it with, choose Word.

If you don’t have administrator privileges to install software, you can try an online converter such as Zamzar or Media Convert. You can also upload ODT documents to Google Docs or Zoho Writer.

If you want to open ODT documents locally but want to stay away from MS Office, try the lightweight, cross-platform Abiword or the full-blown suite of

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  53 Responses to “How to open .ODT files in Microsoft Word 2007/2003”

  1. Helpful article, though, as mentioned before, the link to oracle no longer works. However, there are other sources wherer you still can download the plugin from for free; I just did that a few minutes ago because I’ve been asked to convert odt-files to a format that any PC in the enterprise I’m workin for can handle, and it worked fine. Thank you very much.

  2. Thank you very much , and god bless you for your efforts

  3. How can I open ODT files into my Word 97????

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