OpenDocument Viewer

Cross-platform viewer for OpenDocument files.

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» Notes for developers

Instructions for Linux

  • Make the installer executable (right-click > Properties).
  • Double click on the installer.
  • Click on "Run on Terminal".

Instructions for Windows

  • Extract the contents of the zip archive.
  • Double click on start.bat

Instructions for Mac OS X

  • Double click on the .dmg file
  • Drag the application to your desktop.


Current status
The viewer supports most of the features that you would expect in a complete ODF viewer.

  • Support OpenDocument text files, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Standard navigation features like search.
  • Standard viewing features like paged view, print preview and changing the text size.
  • Document properties like word count etc.
  • Features for developers: View ODF source, view HTML source.

Plans for version 1.0
There are no major planned features that are missing, but several existing features require additional work and bug-fixing before the final release:

  • File format support is on-going work.
  • The UI needs more polishing.

Features planned for after 1.0

  • Open multiple documents in tabs.
  • Support for vector graphics.
  • Support for "track changes".
  • Trim down xulrunner to reduce the download size.

Notes for developers

There is a Developers Package that comes without xulrunner so it's only 22KB. It includes everything in the viewer proper. See the INSTALL file for instructions.

You can also download the latest code from Subversion :

svn co \