ODF –Open Documet Formats

ODF is an acronym for "Open Document Format". ODF is a collection of formats for text, spreadsheets, and presentations which are designed to allow electronic documents to be opened regardless of the application they were created in. All information on publicly available websites for state enterprises must be available in open formats. This means that Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents can not be published on the University of Oslo's websites, unless they are published in an open format simultainously or converted to an open format before they are published.
The UiO recommends that you use one of the three recommended open formats:
  • HTML: All documents you create in Vortex and publish on UiO's website can be viewed as HTML documents in any web browser. HTML is an open format, and the recommended format for publishing information on the Internet. Are you going to publish information on UiO web sites? Contact the web editor of the site you want to publish to, and read Vortex User guide and online help topics for instructions on how to use Vortex, the UiO publishing system.
  • PDF: PDF (Portable Document Format) is an open format for publishing documents which must retain the original formatting or should be printed. Most electronic documents can be converted to PDF documents so that they can be opened in a web browser or using free software on all platforms. For publishing on the Internet, HTML is the first choice, but PDF files can be uploaded and linked so that they are available online. Learn how you can create PDF from Word documents and other types of documents.
  • ODF: ODF documents (Open Document Format documents) are documents that can be opened and edited with free software that is available for all platforms. Such documents are rarely needed on the internet, but if you need to, you can read more about converting to or creating ODF documents.
Published Oct. 30, 2012 3:09 PM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2012 3:27 PM