Like Word documents, ODF files sometimes need to be converted to PDF files to increase cross-platform compatibility. This is a quick guide of how to convert ODF documents to PDF files. Both online and desktop solutions are included.
Part 1. What are ODT Files
Files with the ".ODT" extension names are OpenDocument text documents that usually created by the word processor program OpenOffice Writer. ODT and DOCX Word are two major and widely used document formats. Just like Word documents, an ODT file also contains text, images, styles, objects, and other elements.
Since created by OpenOffice, ODT files can be opened with OpenOffice naturally. Meanwhile, they can also be opened and edited in some programs that compatible with OpenOffice such as LibreOffice Writer, AbiWord, Doxillion, NeoOffice, KWord, etc. Online Word processors like Google Docs and Microsoft Word Online can also open and edit an ODT file as well.
- What is an ODT File and How to Open it
- Differences between OpenDocument Text (.odt) and Word (.docx)
Part 2. How to Convert ODT to PDF
To convert.ODT to PDF file, you need a professional PDF creator that supports ODT documents. PDFelement Pro is a fair choice. PDFelement Pro is a powerful desktop and mobile application that specialized in PDF creating, editing, and converting. It can solve most of the problems for daily PDF work. Now let's learn how to convert ODT to PDF with PDFelement Pro together.
Step 1. Free download and install PDFelement Pro on your Windows or Mac computer.
Step 2. Launch the program and choose "Create PDF" on the main interface, then select an ODF file from your computer and open it.
Step 3. Your ODT document will be opened in PDFelement Pro, edit the file with the multiple editing tools if needed. Then go to the "File" option on the top menu bar, and choose "Save As" from the drop-down menu.
A "Save As" dialog will show up. Select a location to save your PDF in the dialog box, and choose "PDF Files (.pdf)" on the "Save as type" option and click "Save". Now your ODT file has been converted to PDF and saved on your computer.
Part 3. How to Convert ODT to PDF Online
Unlike desktop converter programs, an online ODT to PDF converter allows you to convert the file anytime anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you can upload and convert ODF to PDF from any device in any system such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and many more. Here we'll present some free online converters with high output quality and efficiency.
Option 1. PDF Candy
PDF Candy is one of the most popular online PDF converting services. People like PDF Candy because it's simple to use and multiple document types supported. Also, it allows you to import files from Google Drive and Dropbox and export the converted files back to them in all converting processes, including ODT to PDF. Now let's get into the business.
Step 1. Open the ODT to PDF Converter on the PDF Candy homepage.
Step 2. Hit the "Add file(s)" button to upload one or more ODT documents.
Step 3. The online converter will automatically start uploading and converting your ODT files to PDFs. Just wait patiently.
Step 4. Once the conversion completes, the server will redirect to a result page. Now you can click the "Download" button to save the converted PDF to your local device.
Option 2. Zamzar
Speaking of document types support, Zamzar is definitely one of the famous websites. On Zamzar, you can convert files among hundreds of formats including Document, e-Book, video, audio, CAD, and compressed file formats. To convert ODT to PDF, just follow these steps.
Step 1. Go to the Zamzar platform and choose the "ODT to PDF" online converter. Then click the "Add Files" button and select an ODT file on your local device to upload.
Step 2. Select "pdf" as the output format on the center of the interface.
Step 3. Hit "Convert Now" to start converting the ODF document to PDF file immediately.
Step 4. After the conversion, you can download the created PDF file on the result page by hitting the "Download" button.
And that's all the steps you need for converting an ODT file to PDF with Zamzar. Isn't that pretty simple?
Option 3. Convertio
Another online solution we highly recommend is Convertio, an online platform that enables users to convert formats of videos, audios, images, documents, fonts, etc. The modern and neat interface allows users to use online tools and get the job done with ease.
Step 1. Open the ODT to PDF converter, and click "Choose Files" to upload the ODT file you desire to convert.
Step 2. Next, you'll see the ODF file you chose listed on the file line. If you need to upload more files, just click the "Add more files". When you're ready, hit "Convert" to start the process.
Step 3. Wait for the converter to upload and convert your file. After the conversion, a result page will show up. Now hit the "Download" button to download the converted PDF.
That is how you convert a file with the extension ".odt" to PDF with Convertio.
Option 4. ONLINE2PDF
ONLINE2PDF is an old brand of PDF creating since 2007. On this website, you can convert other documents to PDF, edit, merge, unlock PDF files, and convert PDF to Excel, Word, Powerpoint, JPG and other formats.
Step 1. Choose "ODT to PDF" on ONLINE2PDF.
Step 2. Choose "Select files" on the main interface to open and upload the ODT file needed to convert. You can upload one or multiple files at a time.
Step 3. Customize the ODT to PDF conversion settings.
In case you need to add another file, you can click "Browse" on the next file row. By default, the converter will convert the entire file you uploaded to PDF. If somehow you only need to convert specific pages of the document, just click the "Scissor" icon beside the document and then enter the page numbers or page range.
Meanwhile, on the "convert to" option, you can choose to convert your ODT file to a PDF or image-based PDF or convert each page of your file to a separate PDF file.
Step 4. Next, you can choose to view, compress, protect, add a header or footer, and change the layout on the "Preferences" section. If you don't need it, just skip this step.
Step 5. Finally, hit the "Convert" button to start the ODT to PDF conversion.
Step 6. Your file will be uploaded and converted immediately. And the converted PDF file will be automatically downloaded to your device. If not, just click the "Manual download" link to start the downloading process.
By far, we believe you've got the tricks of all solutions to convert an ODF file to a PDF that we introduced in this post. Which method is your favorite? And have you got more ideas on this topic? Please feel free to let us know if you have anything to say by leaving a comment.
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