Comparison of ODF software

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This page is about a comparison for the Open Document Format (ODF) for office applications in applications.

Intro

LibreOffice natively implements ODF versions 1.0/1.1, 1.2, or 1.2 with extensions. This includes (?) the OpenDocument Format Formula (OpenFormula a.k.a. ODFF) specifications as well.

ODF release dates:

  • ODF 1.0 May 2005
  • ODF 1.1 February 2007
  • ODF 1.2 September 2012
  • ODF 1.3 not released, still under development


Comparison table

This comparison table compares the released products without any extension / add-on / plug-in. Additional notes can be found in the section Plug-ins / Extensions


Work In Progress by This is a work in progress. All results have been found by web sources, not by actually import and exporting documents. Especially the password protected files have to be revisited by manual tests, see also LOWN/4#Password-protected documents with LibreOffice! : Dennis Roczek (talk) 2016-01-02T03:05:52 (UTC)
Major Feature Differences LibreOffice 5.0 Apache OpenOffice 4.1 MS Office 2016 MS Office 2016 (OS X) MS Office 2013 MS Office 2011 (OS X) MS Office 2010 MS Office 2007 MS Office 2003 iWorks '09
ODF 1.2 extended Open Yes[1] Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
with password protection Yes[1] Yes No No No No No
Save Yes[1] Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
with password protection Yes[1] Yes No No No No No
ODF 1.2 Open Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
with password protection Yes Yes No No No No No
Save Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
with password protection Yes Yes No No No No No
ODF 1.1 Open Yes Yes Yes[2] No Yes[2] Partial No No
with password protection Yes Yes No No No No
Save  ?  ? No[2] No Yes[2] No No
with password protection  ?  ? No[2] No No No
ODF 1.0 Open Yes Yes Yes No No No
with password protection Yes Yes No No No
Save  ?  ? No[2] No No No
with password protection  ?  ? No[2] No No No

Plug-ins / Extensions

additional links

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The list of extensions can be found at Development/ODF Implementer Notes/List of LibreOffice ODF Extensions and Development/ODF Implementer Notes/List of LibreOffice OpenFormula Extensions
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 ODF support in Microsoft Office (traditional Chinese version)

See Also