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.ODF File Extension

File Type 1OpenDocument Formula

DeveloperApache Software Foundation
3.6 (22 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files

What is an ODF file?

An ODF file is a document created by Apache OpenOffice Math, a program used for creating math formulas. It contains one or more mathematical equations and may also contain macros. ODF files are based on the OASIS OpenDocument standard.

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Screenshot of a .odf file in OpenOffice Math 4.1.3

ODF file open in OpenOffice Math 4.1.3

The ODF file is the main file type used by Math to save equations. The file is most commonly opened in Math to create or edit formulas but may also be imported into other applications, particularly OpenOffice programs such as Calc or Impress. When it is imported into another application, the equation functions like an object that can be placed in a research paper, presentation, etc.

Math allows you to enter formulas in an ODF file three different ways. You can add markup in the equation editor, select a symbol from the "Elements" toolbox, or right-click the equation editor and select a symbol in the context menu. When you are done with your equation you can share it via email or export it as a .PDF file.

NOTE: Apache OpenOffice was formerly known as OpenOffice.org.

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Programs that open ODF files

Updated 1/19/2017

File Type 2Battlezone Object Definition File

3.0 (9 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.ODF File Association 2

Game settings file used by Battlezone, a 3D game where players battle with futuristic combat vehicles; contains plain text specifications for game objects, called "classes;" may define unit names, mission objectives, vehicle properties, artificial intelligence players, sound effect file references, and other settings.

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Since ODF files are saved in a text format, they can be opened and edited with any text editor. ODF files are typically stored within the Activision\Battlezone\addon directory. They are one of several other files that comprise a game map.

NOTE: Battlezone was released in 1998.

Programs that open ODF files

Activision Battlezone
Updated 6/9/2010

File Type 3Open Document File

2.5 (6 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.ODF File Association 3

Generic file created using the Open Document Format (ODF) standard; may contain one of several types of Open Document data, such as spreadsheet, text, or presentation data; saved in the XML-based OASIS Open Document Format and supported by multiple productivity applications.

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NOTE: ODF files are more commonly seen with a specific extension type, such as .ODT for word processing documents, .ODS for spreadsheets, or .ODP for presentations.

Programs that open ODF files

Updated 7/11/2016

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