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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: ODF on Android Reply with quote

Are there any office type apps that can edit or even just import ODF files on Android? Preferably free (both meanings), of course.

I have various ODT docs, ODS spreadsheets, etc. on Dropbox and want to access them on my Nexus 7 / Jelly Bean.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are pre-release packages of LibreOffice for Android, article here with link to latest builds. It seems that due to the package size they might not be available through Google Play.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem for the LibreOffice team is that they do not have sufficient developer resources to push this on. They hope to have a GSOC student but any help will be gratefully received.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an OpenDocument Reader from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.tomtasche.reader&hl=en and my wife's Acer Iconia has Polaris Office but I do not think it can read/write ODF documents. You could make sure documents are saved as .doc or .xls in OpenOffice and open those in Polaris Office as a workaround, though it does not do the job exactly what you want.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, I look forward to the LibreOffice port in due course.

Minor incompatibilities between ODF and legacy MS Office formats mean that converting to and fro is a pain - things like maths equations or footnote styling. Having firmly made the move to ODF some time ago, I now have far too many files to ever go back.

At present I can at least convert specific files to legacy Office formats for working on-the-go, that will have to do for the time being. FYI I use Kingston Office on my Nexus, being an Android app - and free at that - it is somewhat cut-down, but even so I am very impressed with it.
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