Open Document Format (ODF) Guidance

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GSC Classification OFFICIAL
Access Policy Open
Reference bps21094-0000-00
Document Status Current
Primary Classification
Author Organisation Cabinet Office
Sponsor OrganisationNot Known
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group,

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Information on the ODF standard and how to move your organisation to ODF-compliant document solutions. The UK government has selected ODF 1.2 as the standard for editable office documents to be used across government. ODF1.2 was selected as the standard for government because it- allows citizens, businesses and other organisations to share and edit documents with government - and the other way round allows people working in government to share and edit documents with each other is compatible with a wide range of software is a reliable long-term solution for storing and accessing information This guidance gives general information on the standard, as well as more detailed information for chief technology officers and government procurement officers.


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