Use ODEF CoDe to convert your documents into ODF format by sending them to special mailboxes and receiving their ODF equivalent by return email.
OpenDocument Format (ODF) is an open, XML-based file format for office documents. It includes text documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations and more.
OpenDocument is an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 26300:2006.
DIGIT has made available ODEF CoDe service. The service allows for conversions between legacy MS Office formats (DOC, XLS, PPT) and the corresponding ODF formats (ODT, ODS, ODP ; respectively Open Document Text, Open Document Spreadsheet, Open Document Presentation), in both directions. The conversions are performed with the help of OpenOffice routines running on a server.
Using it is rather simple:
- Send a document to one of the mailboxes using Outlook.
- Wait for the result.
- Grab the Resulting document from your Inbox.
You can also find out more about the service on ODEF CoDe web page.