What is a .ODM File And How To Open It – OASIS (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .odm extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .odm file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ODM file?

The file extension .ODM stands for OpenDocument Master Document. This file extension belongs to the developer OASIS. The format of this file is binary, and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .odm file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ODM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ODM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ODM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .odm file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ODM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the LibreOffice software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ODM file on Mac

To open the .odm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the LibreOffice software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ODM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the LibreOffice software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ODM file on Linux

The .odm file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ODM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the LibreOffice software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ODM file?

If you are still unable to open the .ODM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ODM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .odm – OverDrive. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ODM file with the LibreOffice, OpenOffice Writer programs on Windows, LibreOffice, OpenOffice Writer programs on Mac and LibreOffice, OpenOffice Writer software on Linux.