Are you the one who uses OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office because this software is free and easy-to-use? If you do, then you might know that some time a need to convert Excel to ODS, spreadsheet format created by the Calc program, arises. ODS files, just like XLS documents, store data in cells that are organized into rows and columns. However, they are only compatible with OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Microsoft Excel version of 2010 and later.
The best way to convert XLS into ODS is use a special Excel ODS converter. You can find some online for free, but we suggest that you try Total Excel Converter by CoolUtils.
Unlike online freeware, this tool has batch conversion mode, meaning you can convert Excel to ODS in batch. This function is extremely useful for those who have hundreds of Excel documents and do not have enough time and nerves to process all of them one by one. All you need to do is simply tick off the files you want to convert and enjoy the 100% automatic conversion.
Another advantage of Total Excel Converter over similar programs is compatibility with numerous formats. First, this CoolUtils converter supports not only Excel as input format, but also other formats, including ODT, ODS, XML, SQL, WK2, WKS, DBF, TEX, and DIF. Second, Total Excel Converter can process files in above-mentioned formats into DOC, DOCX, PDF, HTML, Access, TXT, ODT, ODS, XML, SQL, CSV, Lotus, DBF, TEX, DIFF, SYLK, and LaTeX.
Wondering how to use Total Excel Converter? You can always refer to the free online how-to screen shots or simply follow the steps listed below:
Download and install Total Excel Converter. The program is absolutely free for the first 30 days!
Launch the program from the command line, desktop or Start menu.
Select Excel files you want to convert.
Set ODS as target format by clicking on the button that says “ODS”.
Press the “Start!” button and enjoy automatic conversion that'll take seconds!