Do you need to convert between Microsoft Office 2007 OpenXML formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx) and OpenDocument formats (.odt, .ods, and .odp) on Windows? I wrote about converting OpenXML documents in Linux using command line, and it's even easier on Windows.
Don't like the command line? odf-converter-integrator is easier.
How to get the software
- Download the latest odf-converter-1.1-7.oxt extension for Windows.
- Rename the file extension from .oxt to .zip. Tip: Windows may hide the extension from you, so follow this procedure to show and to rename the file extension.
- Unzip the .zip file by right clicking on the file and choosing Extract All.
OdfConverter.exe must be in your current working directory or your path. To view your path:
- Click Start menu.
- Click Run.
- Type CMD.EXE.
- Type the ENTER key.
Your path probably includes C:\WINDOWS, so if you copy OdfConverter.exe there, then it will always be in your path.
Assuming your filename is example.docx, then run this command to get a .odt:
OdfConverter.exe /I example.docx
To do a batch conversion from every .docx file in c:\files, run this command
OdfConverter.exe /BATCH-DOCX /I c:\files
For more options, run:
You will notice that OdfConverter is bidirectional, so it can also convert ODF to OOXML.