How to Convert ODP Files to PPT and PDF File Format???

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Summary: In this article, we will discuss the simple ways to convert ODP files to PPT and PDF file format on your own.

What are the ODP files?

Open Office Impress files or ODP is a file extension for a presentation file format used by OpenOffice.org in the OASIS Open Document standard. The Open Document Format (ODF) is an XML-based open source file format for saving and exchanging text, spreadsheets, charts, and presentations. This is the zip file format of open office files.

How to Convert ODP to PPT file format?

Many enterprises around the world are using Apache Open Office and Libre Office suites as these are cost-effective and save the companies from paying expensive license fees.

In the business or enterprise environment, LibreOffice/ OpenOffice Impress is used to create complex presentations that contain images, multimedia content and transition effects for your clients and the company. These programs offer similar features as Microsoft PowerPoint does.

However, Microsoft is used widely by many users around the world, so saving your LibreOffice or OpenOffice presentation in PowerPoint file type is a good business practice and is required many times. Many businesses, employees or clients may not be familiar with the OpenOffice .odp extension as they might not be using the OpenOffice suite, and therefore feels it difficult to work with the .ods file extension. You can convert or export an ODP file to a PPT file within your open-source productivity suite -- no PowerPoint is required. So let us see how you can convert ODP files to PPT and PDF file format on your own.

Follow the given below steps:
  1. Start by launching Apache open office and open the presentation option called as Open Office Impress.
  2. Locate and open the ODP files that need conversion.
  3. Click on the File Menu and select Save as to open the save dialog box.
  4. In this step, select the desired location to save the files and rename it if you want.
  5. Select “Microsoft Powerpoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt)” from the file type Drop don box in Open Office. As well as, select “Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP/2003(.ppt)” from the file type drop-down menu, if you are using Libre Office suite.
  6. Click on Save button
  7. Your ODP files will be converted to the PPT file format.

Exporting ODP to PDF file format

Sometimes, you need to convert the .ods file format to PDF file format. For example when you receive an ODP file from one of your clients or employees and need to convert it into a PDF file format, then you don't need to install potentially dangerous free software or purchase expensive conversion tools to do the conversion.

If you use Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, it is able to open ODP files and then save them as PDF files. This causes no data loss and can be performed easily.

Just go ahead and follow the following steps:

  1. Start by launching MS Office power point 2010 and press “Ctrl-O” to open window.
  2. Then, select, .odp files in File Type Box. Now select ODP files using the integrated file browser and click on Open to open the presentation in PowerPoint.
  3. Click File and select Save as the option.
  4. Select .pdf in the “save as type” box then type a name for the PDF file in the “File name” box
  5. Next, select the ODP files using the Integrated file browser and click on Open to open the PowerPoint presentation.
  6. Click on File and choose Save as option.
  7. Select PDF option in ‘’save as type’’ box.
  8. Type the desired name of the PDF file in “File name box”
  9. Now select the desired location and click on Save
  10. Your ODP files are converted into a PDF file format.
To Sum Up

Many times you need to convert the Open Office Impress Files(.odp) to other file formats while transferring the files or sending them to other people who are not using the associated program with ODS files. In this case, I have explained the easy ways to convert or export ODP files to PPT and PDF file format. You can easily try these methods and do the conversion on your own.

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