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Differences and similarities between ODT and DOCX

ODT and DOCX are office document formats. They are widely popular and are used to store rich text documents. We will review similarities and differences of ODT and DOCX below:

ODT: It is based on XML and is used to create office documents of several types, making it a multipurpose format. ODT files are part of the OpenOffice program. OpenOffice is maintained by Apache and is an alternative to Microsoft Office and LibreOffice office software packages. OpenOffice is an open-source and is available for free. If necessary ODT files can be opened with Microsoft Word and easily converted to DOCX files. Similarly, OpenOffice can open Microsoft Word documents, which means a high compatibility between these formats. As mentioned earlier, ODT files are built with numerous components, including scalable vector graphics and multimedia integration language.

DOCX: Like documents with the DOC extension, DOCX files are Microsoft Word text files. With the release of the 2007 version of Word, the DOCX format was introduced as a new standard for text documents. The goal was to establish an XML-based file format that required less storage capacity. The name DOCX is a combination of the well-known DOC extension and the X for XML.

Both types of files are compressed files with a series of XML documents that serve to configure various aspects of the original document, therefore their conversion from one format to another (ODT to DOCX and DOCX to ODT) is simple and can be done , either with Microsoft Office Word software, as with any online conversion system, including:

The procedure to convert ODS to XLSX or XSLX to ODS is standard for any of the online services above:

  1. Upload the file, using the button to upload or dragging it.
  2. Select the output format.
  3. Start the conversion.
  4. Download the output file.
File Extension Info

DOCX Quick Info
  Microsoft Word OOXML Document File
  application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml. document
Opens with
  Microsoft Word
  Microsoft Office Online
  Apache OpenOffice