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.
This organisation, Friends of OpenDocument Inc, will be closed at the end of June 2020. This website will stay up for awhile, under new management.
Our published books that are not obsolete will continue to be available through three pages at Lulu.com: LibreOffice User Guides, Jean Hollis Weber, and Bruce Byfield.
UPDATE: Lulu has changed its website and its publishing process. Therefore, the section on “Using Lulu’s publishing service” in Chapter 16 of this book is out of date. Many things have not been working for publishers, but they are slowly getting fixed. Jean intends to rewrite that section when the site is working properly again.
We 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$16.00. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Financial Report for July–December 2014 is posted here. It contains links to reports for sub-accounts.