.ODS - File Extension for OpenDocument Spreadsheet Files

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What is ODS? ODS, short name for OpenDocument Spreadsheet, is used as the file extension for spreadsheet files saved in OpenDocument Spreadsheet format. .ODS files are binary files that can be opened by Apache OpenOffice or Microsoft Office. Try with the sample .ODS file included below.

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File Extension: .ODS

MIME Type: oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet

File Content: Spreadsheet

.ODS files are spreadsheet files saved in OpenDocument Spreadsheet format. Here are the first 128 bytes of a sample .ODS file dumped in HEX values:

50 4b 03 04 0a 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 21 00 85 6c PK.............l
39 8a 2e 00 00 00 2e 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 6d 69 9.............mi
6d 65 74 79 70 65 61 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 69 6f metypeapplicatio
6e 2f 76 6e 64 2e 6f 61 73 69 73 2e 6f 70 65 6e n.vnd.oasis.open
64 6f 63 75 6d 65 6e 74 2e 73 70 72 65 61 64 73 document.spreads
68 65 65 74 50 4b 03 04 14 00 06 00 08 00 00 00 heetPK..........
21 00 1e 28 7f d5 07 03 00 00 f6 08 00 00 0a 00 ................
00 00 73 74 79 6c 65 73 2e 78 6d 6c bc 56 4b 8f ..styles.xml.VK.

.ODS files are actually ZIP files. See the ZIP identifier "PK" in the above HEX dump. When an .ODS file is extracted by a ZIP tool, you will see these files and folers:

         6,272 content.xml
<DIR>          META-INF
           681 meta.xml
            46 mimetype
         2,294 styles.xml

.ODS OpenDocument Spreadsheet file sample: Click sample.ods to download.

.ODS OpenDocument Spreadsheet files can be created and moodsied by these software:

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