What is OpenDocument?

OpenDocument (short for OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications) is:

  • An open, XML-based file format.
  • An open standard from the OASIS standards group.
  • Approved by ISO and IEC as an international standard (ISO/IEC 26300).
  • The default file format for LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, Calligra Suite, NeoOffice, EuroOffice and many other applications.
  • A format that fulfills the European Union’s criteria on open standards.

See the OpenDocument Format website for more information.

We publish books

A major part of our work is publishing printed copies of books produced by individuals and by groups such as the LibreOffice Documentation Team. To purchase any of these books, please go to our page at Lulu.com.

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New book: Self-publishing using LibreOffice Writer 6

Self-publishing with LibreOffice Writer 6We have published Jean Hollis Weber’s new book, Self-publishing using LibreOffice Writer 6: How to use free software to write, design, and create ebooks and PDFs for print-on-demand books.

Printed copies are available from Lulu.com for US$15.00. Pay at Lulu.com.

Download PDF here. Cost is US$5.00, on the honor system. Please pay using the button below (Paypal or credit card). If you buy a printed copy, you are welcome to a free copy of the PDF.

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LibreOffice 6.0 Getting Started Guide published

In September 2018 we published the printed edition of the LibreOffice 6.0 Getting Started Guide, written by the LibreOffice Documentation Team. Free PDFs and ODTs are available from the LibreOffice website. Purchase printed copies from our store at Lulu.com.

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LibreOffice 6.0 Writer Guide published

In August 2018 we published the printed edition of the LibreOffice 6.0 Writer Guide, written by the LibreOffice Documentation Team. Free PDFs and ODTs are available from the LibreOffice website. Purchase printed copies from our store at Lulu.com.

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LibreOffice 5.4 Writer Guide published

In January 2018 we published the printed edition of the LibreOffice 5.4 Writer Guide, written by the LibreOffice Documentation Team. Free PDFs and ODTs are available from the LibreOffice website. Purchase printed copies from Lulu.com.

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Designing with LibreOffice by Bruce Byfield

In March we published Bruce Byfield’s much-anticipated book, Designing with LibreOffice. Read about it here or jump straight to the download/buy page to get a free PDF or buy a printed copy.

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Annual General Meeting 2015 Minutes

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held 8 November 2015.

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2014–2015 Financial Report

The association’s financial report for the accounting year 1 July 2014 through 30 June 2015 is posted here. Links at the bottom of that page lead to more detailed reports for the various projects for which Friends of OpenDocument Inc. is holding funds.

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Interim Financial Report for July–December 2014

The Financial Report for July–December 2014 is posted here. It contains links to reports for sub-accounts.

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Annual General Meeting 2014 Minutes

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held 12 October 2014.

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Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting, to be held 11-12 October 2014.
Management Committee’s Report July 2013 – June 2014.
Financial Report, 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014.

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