21/06/2021 11:11

New version of the free, open XML-based document file format for office applications published as OASIS Standard.

OASIS has announce the publication of ODF 1.3 as OASIS Standard. The previous version was published in 2015. OpenDocument Format is a free, open XML-based document file format for office applications, to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical elements.

OpenDocument Format v1.3 is an update to the international standard Version 1.2, which was approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ISO/IEC 26300(2015). OpenDocument Format v1.3 includes improvements for document security, clarifies under-specified components, and makes other timely improvements. , The new standard was approved by the OASIS members on 27 April 2021.

The OpenDocument Format specifies the characteristics of an open XML-based application-independent and platform-independent digital document file format, as well as the characteristics of software applications which read, write and process such documents. It is applicable to document authoring, editing, viewing, exchange and archiving, including text documents, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, drawings, charts and similar documents commonly used by personal productivity software applications.

More information and the full text of the standard is available on the OASIS website, both in HTML format as well as in OpenDocument Format itself:


OpenDoc Society congratulates the editors (Francis Cave, Patrick Durusau, Svante Schubert and Michael Stahl) and the members of the ODF TC on this important achievement.

Of course, work on a future version is already on its way. Do you want to contribute? Join the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC.