OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC

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Developing an XML-based file format specification for office applications

Rob Weir, robert_weir@us.ibm.com, Chair
Patrick Durusau, patrick@durusau.net, Chair

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Announcements

  • 11 January 2012 ODF 1.2 has been published
  • 29 September 2011 ODF 1.2 has been approved as an OASIS Standard. Also, the press release.
  • 22 September 2011 The ODF 1.2 Candidate OASIS Standard has been submitted for balloting to approve as an OASIS Standard
  • 26 March 2011 The ODF TC has approved OpenDocument v1.2 as a Committee Specification
  • 01 December 2010 The ODF TC has voted to create a new subcommittee to look at advanced document collaboration. Interested parties are invited to join this new effort.


Overview

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.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ

The OpenDocument TC works closely together with the OASIS ODF Adoption Technical Committee which provide expertise and resources to educate the marketplace on the value of the OpenDocument OASIS Standard.


Subcommittees


TC Liaisons


TC Tools and Approved Publications


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

Open Document Format v1.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard on 1 May 2005. It is available in PDF and in OpenOffice.org XML formats.

Open Document Format 1.0 Approved Errata 01 was approved by the ODF TC on 24 November 2008 and is available for download in ODF, PDF and HTML formats.

Open Document Format v1.0 (Second Edition) specification was approved as a Committee Specification on 19 July 2006. It is available in OpenDocument and in PDF formats.

Open Document Format v1.0 has been approved by ISO/IEC JTC1 as an International Standard ISO/IEC 26300:2006.

The specification defines three Relax-NG schemas:

  1. The schema for office documents (defined in chapters 1 to 16),
  2. the normative schema for the manifest file used by the OpenDocument package format (defined in chapter 17), and
  3. the strict schema for office documents that permits only meta information and formatting properties contained in this specification itself (defined in appendix A).

These three schemas are also available separately:

  1. OpenDocument v1.0 Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 1 to 16 of the specification)
  2. OpenDocument v1.0 Manifest Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 17 of the specification)
  3. OpenDocument v1.0 Strict Relax-NG Schema (extracted from appendix A of the specification)

Open Document Format v1.1 was approved as an OASIS Standard on 2 February 2007. It is available in OpenDocument, PDF and XHTML (zipped) formats.

The three schemas defined by the Open Document Format v1.1 specification are also available separately:

  1. OpenDocument v1.1 Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 1 to 16 of the specification)
  2. OpenDocument v1.1 Manifest Relax-NG Schema (extracted from chapter 17 of the specification)
  3. OpenDocument v1.1 Strict Relax-NG Schema (extracted from appendix A of the specification)

Open Document Format v1.2 was approved as a OASIS Standard on 29 September 2011

Available documents: