ODS file extension is most commonly associated with an OpenDocument Format spreadsheet, typically created in either OpenOffice.org or StarOffice Calc. Though less common, the ODS file extension may also denote a Microsoft Outlook Express 5 mailbox which is used to store saved E-Mails. This type of ODS file is similar to the more common DBX file format as used by other versions of Outlook Express.
ODS spreadsheet files contain data stored in the XML-based OpenDocument format, an open source format designed to allow the seamless interchange of files between different applications. Like similar spreadsheet file formats such as XLS or WKS, ODS files contain data stored in rows and columns. Individual data items stored in cells can be uniquely referenced using the letter of the column and the number of the row it is stored in, hence giving a cell reference such as B5 or F2. ODS files primarily contain numeric data which can be used to perform calculations using formulas, or to create charts and graphs which update dynamically to reflect changes to the source data. ODS files can also contain formatted text and images which can be used to improve the presentation of numeric data.
ODS files which relate to Microsoft Outlook Express store the E-Mail contents of a user's mailbox. Only Outlook Express 5 can open ODS file extension - Other versions use DBX, though both formats store mailbox data in a similar way.
You can open ODS file using any OpenDocument compatible application, and are native to both OpenOffice.org Calc and StarOffice Calc, though you can also open ODS file using Microsoft Excel with the OpenXML/ODF Translator add-in. OpenOffice.org is a free open-source suite of applications and is available on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. ODS files relating to Microsoft Outlook Express can only be opened using version 5.
Typical ODS application file locations:
- "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" /dde
Typical ODS mime types:
Frequently used application names to open ODS files:
Frequently associated Windows objects:
If you downloaded a ODS file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open ODS File on iOS device follow steps below:
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