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ODS File Format

OpenDocument Spreadsheet

ODS file format

ODS is a spreadsheet file format used by OpenOffice/StarOffice. ODS is an OASIS-formatted file, which is expected to become the standard file format for sharing documents. ODS files can also be opened by Microsoft Excel if it has the OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in. ODS files store information so that it can be arranged into columns and cells.

MIME: application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet, application/x-vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet

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This was last updated in July 2010
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