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How to open or convert .odt (OpenOffice) files in Microsoft Word?

If a friend or colleague sends you a document and you receive an .odt file, you quickly discover it cannot be opened with Microsoft Word.

.odt is the default file format of documents written in the equivalent of Microsoft Office. OpenOffice does have the ability to “Save As” regular .doc Word files, but many people tend to save as the default .odt.

Anyhow, if you have such an .odt file you want to open with Microsoft Word. The best solution would be to use the excellent online file converter: Media Convert.

This fantastic tool lets you quickly and easily upload your .odt file and save it as a regular .doc file which can be opened with Microsoft Word.

By the way, this online tool offers an amazing range of different media files it supports and able to convert!
So bookmark this: Media Convert !

14 Responses to “How to open or convert .odt (OpenOffice) files in Microsoft Word?”

  1. cdriga Says:

    Excelent. Alternatively one can download from their website free of charge and have it at hand.

  2. Nikki Says:

    THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! I love you – you are my hero of the day! I am a writer and when my own pc phizzed out on me, I used my son’s laptop to work on my novel… Open Office read my Word files just fine, so I naturally thought (though why, knowing Microsoft, I’m not sure), I was sure MSWord would return the favour. But, NO…after checking the help files and MS on line help, I finally resorted to Google and got your WONDERFUL site…Re: simply going with OpenOffice and turning my back on MSWord…well, I’m not ready to do that yet – though I do see the value. I love the ‘net…Thanks again “AviDardik” who ever you are…

  3. Jeremy Cohen Says:

    Thanks for the very helpful tip.

    Most webpages I looked at for help rudely told me I should be using OpenOffice, but you graciously gave an elegant solution.

  4. John Says:

    Thank you for your information. It saved me 30 hours or re-typing.

  5. Frank Says:

    I tried you program on line and found it not what I wanted to covert my odt file to doc files and be able to read it. your program did not do that compleatly.

  6. Jodi Says:

    Incredible! Thank you

  7. Vipul Says:

    Very useful tip.

    Thankyou very much.

  8. Melanie Says:

    THANKYOU! With dial up any downloading of programs is a nightmare. thank you for a quick and easy way to read important documents.

    thanks for posting this information.

  9. Vicki Says:

    I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to download the media converter so I can convert my odt files to doc files and be able to read them. I am taking an online class and the instructor has not been able to open any of my work nor can I read what I have written. Once it downloads it just disappears and I can’t find it to open it where I saved it. This is very frustrating and I hope someone can help me out. Thanks!!!

  10. Dave Says:

    Thank you for the tip! I just took over a project and my predecessor left the instructions in an .odt file. The converter worked like a charm and I’m ever so grateful.

    You rock, dude.

  11. Nate Says:

    It is crunch time for school right now (finals) and I have been having to use the computers in the library (quite a bit of extra driving. Now, I can use my computer with Open Office at home and if I forget to save in .doc or just want to save in .odt (to work on later) I can convert from any computer and print it out. This helps so much because school only uses MS Word 2003 (.xml) plus I don’t have a printer at home.

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  13. anthony Says:

    great great great product. minimal wait time for conversion and i had no problem downloading it. i was able to save in multiple formats…

  14. Craig Says:

    What a resource!!! Thank You! I did not have a clue how to make the successful conversion from .odt to .doc without your help!

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