An Open Document Text (ODT) file is used to create and edit XML-based files. You can edit XML-based programs such as Excel, Sheets, etc. ODT files are a part of the Open Office program, which is an alternative to Microsoft Office. All ODT files can easily e converted to DOC or DOCX files and easily open Microsoft Word documents. ODTs are preferred because they are free to download and have no licensing fees. Plus, it uses free software and proprietary software. An ODT file is compatible with programs such as Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, and OpenOffice Writer. The files include scalable vector graphics, synchronized multimedia integration language, etc.