how to read .ods (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) without KOffice?

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Feb 18 07:36:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:30:26 +0000, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at> wrote:
> I was sent some ods (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) files.
> I'm not really keen to install KOffice.
> Is there another program in the ports which
> could be used to view ods files or to convert
> them into pdf or PostScript?

May sound like an adventure, but may be possible: Extract
the compressed ods files (ZIP archive, if I remember correctly)
and you have XML files (data files and style files); I
am sure that there is a program that can interpret those
data at least "read-only" and give you a readable output
that you can forward to printer preprocessing (in order
to have PS or PDF).

As I've never really worked with Abiword, I can't tell 
you if it'll run on IA64 / sparc64 and if it will open
the ods files...

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