Sometimes I need to view an OpenDocument Text (ODT) that someone e-mails me. Starting with Microsoft Word 2010, you can easily open and save files in the ODT file format even if you don’t have OpenOffice. But the ODT format is not compatible with Microsoft Word prior to Word 2007. So what can you do if you have Microsoft Word 2003 like me? (My husband has Microsoft Word 2010, but it can be a pain to have to send it to him to convert it and then ask him to send it back to me.)
I just found an easy, quick, convenient, and FREE program that will do this instantly online. You don’t even have to download or install anything, it works right in your browser. Go to http://www.convertfiles.com/convert/document/ODT-to-DOC.html, click the Browse button, select your ODT file, set DOC as output format and click on Convert. It’s that simple! Once you’ve downloaded your converted file you can permanently delete the output file.
Need to convert some other file format? Convertfiles.com will convert ANY document, archive file, spreadsheet, audio and video file from one format to another. (ZIP, DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, PDF, HTML, XHTML, JPG, PNG, TIF, GIF, BMP, SWF, FLV, WMV, WAV, MP4, MPEG, AVI, PPT, PSD, etc.) This service is offered at absolutely no charge and without the need to download additional software.
And I haven’t tried this, but they also have a free online Text To Speech (TTS) service, which they say has natural sounding voices. Convert any English text into MP3 audio file and play it on your PC or iPod! Give it a try and let me know how it works!