Looking for a free text converter? Look no more, upload your OpenOffice ODT files and convert them to Rich Text Format files. Yes, it’s that easy.
Converting from OpenOffice ODT
Having office files in a proprietary format is a big risk, that you should avoid. Thanks to OpenOffice it’s not even hard to do. With the OpenOffice ODT format we’ve got an open format, that is based on other open formats. Every ODT file is a Zip file, that contains at least a content.xml (an XML file) with the — you might have guessed it already - the content. You can open the XML file in the program of your liking, update the content and re-open it in your office program without worrying to break the file. This enables you to interact with your office files through code. And even more important, you can be pretty sure there will always be software to open and edit those files. That’s a big plus, isn’t it?
The files end with
.odt by default.
Converting to Rich Text Format
The Rich Text Format originated in the Microsoft Word Development team in 1987. It was developed for cross-platform document interchange with other products from Microsoft. You could say it’s the light version of Word files. Still proprietary, but less feature rich. It has more features than a plain text file, that’s why it has rich in the name though. There hasn’t been a change since 2008 (Version 1.9.1). It’s not dead though. Every once in a while there comes a small file with a .rtf extension. When you see such a file, you know it’s a Rich Text Format file. One cool thing: RTF files are human-readable. It’s not some binary file, it’s a plain text based markup format.The files end with
.rtfby default. More about Rich Text Format files