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How to Convert ODP to PDF: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

ODP is an OpenDocument Presentation document that includes PowerPoint similar slides with texts, images, and other interactive elements. However, users often need to convert ODP to PDF for easy sharing and accessibility on various devices. So, this guide is going to talk in detail about the best methods to convert ODP to PDF instantly. Furthermore, the guide also lists an effective way to edit converted PDFs using a powerful PDF editor tool, the UPDF. So, let's get started.

Part 1. Convert ODP to PDF with Two Official Ways – Fast & Easy

Since you can easily open ODP files through OpenOffice and MS Office suites, you can use these official ways to convert ODP to PDF.

1. Convert with OpenOffice

OpenOffice Impress is a presentation program part of the OpenOffice office suite. It allows you to create ODP files and also supports PDF conversion. So, if you have Impress installed, follow the below steps to convert ODP to PDF:

  1. Launch Impress and open the ODP file you want to convert.
  2. Click File > Export As > Export as PDF.
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  1. In the pop-up window, customize the settings, such as number of slides, quality, watermark, etc. Once done, click "Export".
odp to pdf settings openoffice

This way, you can instantly convert ODP to PDF with OpenOffice Impress. However, this method can only convert one ODP file at once, so you must continue redoing the above steps to convert multiple ODP files to PDFs.

2. Convert with MS Office

You can use PowerPoint to open the ODP file and then save it as a PDF file. So, if you have PowerPoint installed, then follow the below steps to convert ODP to PDF:

  1. Launch PowerPoint and open the ODP file you want to convert.
  2. Click File > Save as. Select "PDF" as the file format and click "Save".
odp to pdf msoffice

That's it! So, a two-step process lets you easily convert ODP files to PDF with PowerPoint. However, this method can also only convert one ODP file at a time.

3. Read and Edit Converted PDFs with UPDF

Once you have converted the ODP file to PDF, you need a reliable tool to read, present, share, and edit PDFs wwith ease. This is what UPDF has to offer.

UPDF is a powerful PDF reader and editor tool that incorporates all the features you need to handle converted PDFs effectively. With UPDF, you can read PDFs, present PDFs as slideshow, edit PDFs, and do a lot more. Below is a quick glimpse of the key features of UPDF:

  • Read PDFs: It provides different viewing layouts and the option to switch to dark mode to view and read PDFs effectively.
  • Slideshow PDFs: It provides a built-in PDF slideshow feature that allows you to present PDF pages as slides. You even get a laser pointer and pencil to present effectively.
  • Edit PDFs: Its editing toolkit lets you edit the PDF's text, images, and links.
  • Convert PDFs: It can convert PDFs into images, text, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other formats.
  • Annotate PDFs: It provides an option to underline, highlight, mark, draw, or do other annotations.
  • Organize Pages: It can add, remove, crop, split, rotate, and extract pages within the PDF.
  • Compress PDFs: It can compress the size of the PDF with a few simple clicks.
  • Share PDFs: It provides an instant way to share PDFs with others via links or emails.

In short, UPDF offers all the functionalities you need to view, share, or customize PDFs once you get them converted from ODP. So, download UPDF and test its PDF slideshow and editing capabilities yourself.

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Part 2. Convert ODP to PDF with Third-Party Tools – Free But with Limitations

Many third-party tools can also convert ODP to PDF. Most of these tools are available online, so you just have to upload the ODP file and download the converted PDF.

These tools are suitable for users who have no OpenOffice and MS Office installed on their computers or who want to batch convert several ODP files. Below are the three third-party online tools you can use to convert ODP to PDF:

1. Batch Convert with MConverter

MConverter is a web-based and desktop ODP to PDF converter that allows you to batch convert multiple ODP to PDF easily and instantly. Follow the below steps to batch convert ODP to PDF with MConverter:

  1. Go to the MConverter website and click "Browse" to select and open the ODP files you want to convert. You can only batch convert 2 ODP files at once in the free plan.
  2. After the files are uploaded, select PDF as the target format and click the "Start" button.
  3. Click the "Download All" button to download all the converted PDFs at once if they are not downloaded automatically.
odp to pdf openoffice mconverter

This way, you can use MConverter to convert ODP to PDF. However, the MConverter free plan only batch converts 2 files at once with a maximum file size limit of 100 MB. Besides that, it claims to allow 10 conversions per day for free but just converts one file per day.

2. Convert with Zamzar Online Tool

Zamzar is another reputed online ODP to PDF converter tool that also allows a simple upload and download approach to convert ODP to PDF format. Follow the below steps to use Zamzar online conversion:

  1. Go to the Zamzar website and click "Choose Files" to select and open the ODP files you want to convert. You can select single or multiple ODP files at once.
  2. Once the files are uploaded, click the "Convert Now" button.
  3. Wait till the conversion is completed. Once done, click the "Download" button one by one to download the converted PDFs.
odp to pdf zamzar

This way, Zamzar also offers an intuitive way to convert ODP to PDF. However, it takes more time to do the conversion and sometimes even fails to complete it, showing an error message. Besides that, it has a max file limit of 20 MB.

3. Convert with CloudConvert

As the name implies, CloudConvert also offers a web-based method to convert ODP to PDF. It also allows you to choose the pages you want to convert. Follow the below steps to do the conversion with CloudConvert:

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This way, CloudConvert also provides a convenient way to convert ODP to PDF. However, it also comes with limits. You are only able to do 25 conversions per day for free.

Just like with other methods discussed in Part 1, once you've converted an ODP file to PDF, you may find it necessary to utilize a robust PDF editing tool for tasks such as editing, reading, annotating, or converting the PDF to different file formats. In such situations, UPDF is there to provide assistance. Download it for a free trial!

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Part 3. FAQs About ODP and PDF

Q1. What is the difference between an ODP and a PDF?

ODP (OpenDocument Presentation) is an open-source presentation document saved in the OpenDocument format. It is the alternative to PowerPoint's PPT file format. In contrast, PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format created by Adobe to present documents, including text, images, and other elements. PDF format is compatible with almost all computing devices.

Q2. When would you use ODP?

ODP is a useful format for creating a presentation using software suites like Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. So, you can use ODP when you want to create a PowerPoint similar presentation using ODP-compatible software suites.

Q3. How can I play the PDF as a slideshow after converting from an ODP file?

UPDF provides a dedicated PDF slideshow feature with which you can play the ODP-converted PDF as a slideshow.

  1. Download and launch UPDF and open the PDF you want to play as a slideshow.
  2. Click View > Slide Show and then choose whether you want to play from the start, current page, or use presenter view.

This way, you can easily play the PDF as a slideshow. Moreover, UPDF also provides a laser pointer pencil to use while presenting.

Conclusion

ODP is a popular presentation format when creating presentations through OpenOffice, LibreOffice, etc. However, the lack of compatibility and unfriendly sharing experience hinders its usage. Therefore, converting ODP to PDF is beneficial for easy viewing and sharing. So, choose any one of the methods discussed above as per your choice and easily convert ODP to PDF format. Afterward, use UPDF to easily read, present, or edit converted PDFs. Give it a shot!

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