ODFDOM is a free OpenDocument Format (ODF) library. Its purpose is to provide an easy common way to create, access and manipulate ODF files, without requiring detailed knowledge of the ODF specification. It is designed to provide the ODF developer community with an easy lightwork programming API portable to any object-oriented language.
The current reference implementation is written in Java.
Put the odfdom.jar file in your classpath. You will need Apache Xerces-J as XML parser and DOM implementation as well. Start with the following sample code to create a simple text document.
// Create a text document from a standard template (empty documents within the JAR) OdfTextDocument odt = OdfTextDocument.newTextDocument(); // Append text to the end of the document. odt.addText("This is my very first ODF test"); // Save document odt.save("MyFilename.odt");
ODFDOM 0.8.7 was on Feb 16th 2011. Major enhancements are coming with this version:
The ODFDOM downloads are now available from the official Maven repository:
For information on working with the source code, please refer to the development section.
There are David's ODFDOM tutorials. You'll find an introduction as well as sample code for creating text and spreadsheet documents. (Note: The tutorials might not yet be adapted to the latest version).
When meeting with questions, check if FAQs can help you.
There are many ways to participate and we're always looking for contributors. Just on the Apache ODF Toolkit Project and afterwards watch this project. Then you may want to start with reading and posting on the mailing lists or report bugs or write documentation.
If you're a developer, just dive into the development section. Here you find information on where to access the source code and how to set up a build environment.
You can contact us by IRC "irc://irc.freenode.org/odfdom".