ORPALIS introduces .odt file format support in its SDK offer, GdPicture.NET Document Imaging SDK and DocuVieware HTML5 Viewer and Document Management Kit.

Muret, France,

The OpenDocument Text format, benefits, and users

The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is both an OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and an ISO/IEC international standard. It is a ZIP-compressed XML-based file format.

The OpenDocument Text file format (ODT) is the ODF extension for word processing documents.

ODT is prevalent for individuals and organizations that don’t want or cannot, for licensing, pricing, or even ideological reasons, use Microsoft Word.

The Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement (RFS) 2015-2016 includes ODF (ISO/IEC 26300) as an acceptable format for textual works in digital form, and ODT is found in their list of format descriptions for text.

According to the Library of Congress website, governments from The United Kingdom, Portugal, Norway, Brazil, and several other South American nations, as well as various archival institutions around the world and the European Commission have adopted the ODF family of formats as mandatory or recommended for editable documents.

Policy documents that include ODF among acceptable formats for exchange of editable documents with governments include the German Standards and Architecture for e-Government Applications (SAGA), the eGovernment in Denmark, and the RGI (Référentiel Général d’Interopérabilité) in France.

ODT features in GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware

ODT support in GdPicture.NET includes:

  • Read .odt from file or stream
  • Print .odt document with full control on the printing process
  • Convert to searchable PDF
  • Display text, styles, formatting, and images
  • Convert to image files
  • Conversion retains layout
  • Conversion to PDF preserves fonts and text
  • Search text
  • Extract text
  • Any CPU (available in 32-bit & 64-bit versions)

Office applications are designed for interactive use which tends to mean single process, single thread models. Being independent of these applications, ODT support in GdPicture.NET can work with multiple threads and multiple processes.

Viewing, annotating, and manipulating OpenDocument Text files on any platform, including mobile devices, is available with DocuVieware HTML5 Viewer and Document Management kit.

GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware can be tried free of charge for 60 days on their respective websites.


ORPALIS is specialized in automating large-scale document-based processes, providing document imaging and document-management toolkits as well as software tools for the general public. ORPALIS is the creator, developer, and owner of the comprehensive document imaging toolkit series released under the brand “GdPicture,” now a worldwide known and respected leader in the imaging technologies industry. More than 13,000 developers based in over 70 countries have included GdPicture components in their applications. In 2011 ORPALIS releases PaperScan, marking the beginning of a new line of products meant for end-users. PDF Reducer is launched in 2013. In 2015 a most powerful universal HTML5 viewer and document management kit called DocuVieware is made available to the public. The same year, a software tool for converting scanned documents to the searchable PDF/OCR format, the ORPALIS PDF OCR, is launched. In 2016 DocuVieware Lite Free HTML5 Document Viewer is released. PassportPDF, released in 2018, is a modern cloud infrastructure offering freemium microservices dedicated to addressing document management challenges of professional and general public users.
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