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Invitation to comment on Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.4

First public review for v1.4 - ends June 12th

We are pleased to announce that Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.4 from the OASIS OpenDocument TC [1] is now available for public review and comment. This is the first public review for OpenDocument v1.4.

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an open XML-based document file format for office applications to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical elements. The file format makes transformations to other formats simple by leveraging and reusing existing standards wherever possible. As an open standard under the stewardship of OASIS, OpenDocument also creates the possibility for new types of applications and solutions to be developed other than traditional office productivity applications.

OpenDocument Format v1.4 joins ODF v1.3 (approved as OASIS Standard in 2021) in providing updates to the international standard ODF v1.2, approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ISO/IEC 26300 (2015). OpenDocument Format v1.4 makes several timely improvements.

The documents and related files are available here:

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.4
Committee Specification Draft 01
18 March 2024

Part 1: Introduction
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Part 2: Packages
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Part 3: OpenDocument Schema
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Part 4: Recalculated Formula (OpenFormula) Format
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XML/RNG schemas and OWL ontologies:

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file at:

How to Provide Feedback

OASIS and the OpenDocument TC value your feedback. We solicit feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

This public review starts 14 May 2024 at 00:00 UTC and ends 12 June 2024 at 11:59 UTC.

Any individual may submit comments to the TC by sending email to Please use a Subject line like “Comment on OpenDocument Format v1.4”.

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with the public review of these works, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member’s patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC’s work.

Information about this specification and the OpenDocument TC may be found on the TC’s public home page [1].

Additional information related to this public review can be found in the public review metadata document [2].

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC

[2] Public review metadata document:


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