100+ Templates for OpenOffice and LibreOffice

by on February 29, 2012

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Both OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice (a derivative of OpenOffice) provide free open-source software packages that are popular alternatives to Microsoft Office. They are both very good tools and highly compatible with Excel.

Vertex42 focuses on Excel, so people may not know that we offer 100+ free templates for OpenOffice and LibreOffice as free .ods file downloads, including calendar templates, schedules, financial calculators, budgets, invoices, checklists, and many others.

OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice use the OpenDocument Format for Office Applications (a.k.a. ODF), an XML-based file format. What does that mean? Well, for spreadsheets, it means that the files are going to end in the .ods extension. Documents like letters and resumes use the .odt extension.

Download Button for OpenOffice Template

.ODS File Download Button

If you are looking specifically for OpenOffice templates or LibreOffice templates, browse Vertex42 and look for the button or link on Vertex42′s template pages labeled “OpenOffice,” such as the button shown in the image on the right. These will be .ods files.

If we DON’T have a separate .ods download, then 9 times out of 10 the Excel file is going to open just fine in OpenOffice and LibreOffice anyway.

The best way to find a complete list of our spreadsheet templates is to browse the Excel Templates page. You’ll also find numerous document templates via our Word Templates page.

If you find a template that you’d like to use and there isn’t a .ods download and the Excel file does NOT work in OpenOffice, please let me know (you can comment below or shoot me an email).

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Louis Barrios March 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I am just suprised with all the various things that I found available by VERTEX42.
Thank you.


Linkmeister May 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I downloaded the blood pressure chart for OO and have entered three days worth of data, but there’s no trend line showing on the chart. Is there a “Calc” button or Function key sequence I’m supposed to click?


Jon Wittwer May 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

You might have to adjust the x-axis (or y-axis) scaling if the data is not showing in the chart.


Trena Roedel October 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

How do I get the perpetual-calendar.ods to download and SAVE to my computer rather than opening? I am unable to do anything with the web file that opens. There is no save as option either. It also will not allow me to scrol up to see the first 5 rows of the spreadsheet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


PtB December 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

hi there,
didn’t find what i was looking for on your website but thought you might just like to know
what it was! a libreoffice/open office monthly photo calendar.
(i appreciate you’re predominantly an excel-ent site).
hmmm, and i’d like to put smaller photos in the unused calendar spaces too!
regards, PtB


Jon Wittwer December 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

@PtB … There are links to OpenOffice versions of a monthly photo calendar template on this page: http://www.vertex42.com/calendars/photo-calendar.html


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