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<h2>About OpenDocument And OpenDocument Presentation</h2>

<p>
The OpenDocument file format is used for office applications:
word processors, spreadsheets, and presentations.  It was originally
designed for the OpenOffice suite but has since been incorporated into
other desktop application suites.  The OpenOffice application has been
forked and renamed a few times.  Theis author's primary use for OpenDocument is 
building slide presentations with either 
[https://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php|NeoOffice] on Mac, or
[http://www.libreoffice.org/|LibreOffice] on Linux and Windows.

<p>
An OpenDocument Presentation or "ODP" file is a
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip_%28file_format%29|ZIP archive] containing
XML files describing presentation slides and separate image files for the
various images that are included as part of the presentation.
(OpenDocument word processors and spreedsheet files are similarly
structured but are not considered by this article.) The reader can
easily see the content of an ODP file by using the "zip -l" command.
For example, the following is the "zip -l" output from a 49-slide presentation
about SQLite that the author gave at the 2014
[http://southeastlinuxfest.org/|SouthEast LinuxFest]:


<blockquote><pre>
Archive:  self2014.odp
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
       47  2014-06-21 12:34   mimetype
        0  2014-06-21 12:34   Configurations2/statusbar/
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These are just a few of the benefits of using SQLite as an application file
format &mdash; the benefits that seem most likely to improve the user
experience for applications like OpenOffice.  Other applications might
benefit from SQLite in different ways. See the [Application File Format]
document for additional ideas.

<p>
Finally, let us reiterate that this essay is a though experiment.
The OpenDocument format is well-established and already well-designed.
Nobody really believes that OpenDocument should be changed to use SQLite
as its container instead of ZIP.  Nor is this article a criticism of
OpenDocument for not choosing SQLite as its container since OpenDocument
predates SQLite.  Rather, the point of this article is to use OpenDocument
as a concrete example of how SQLite can be used to build a better 
application file formats for future projects.







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<h2>About OpenDocument And OpenDocument Presentation</h2>

<p>
The OpenDocument file format is used for office applications:
word processors, spreadsheets, and presentations.  It was originally
designed for the OpenOffice suite but has since been incorporated into
other desktop application suites.  The OpenOffice application has been
forked and renamed a few times.  This author's primary use for OpenDocument is 
building slide presentations with either 
[https://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php|NeoOffice] on Mac, or
[http://www.libreoffice.org/|LibreOffice] on Linux and Windows.

<p>
An OpenDocument Presentation or "ODP" file is a
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip_%28file_format%29|ZIP archive] containing
XML files describing presentation slides and separate image files for the
various images that are included as part of the presentation.
(OpenDocument word processor and spreedsheet files are similarly
structured but are not considered by this article.) The reader can
easily see the content of an ODP file by using the "zip -l" command.
For example, the following is the "zip -l" output from a 49-slide presentation
about SQLite from the 2014
<a href="http://southeastlinuxfest.org/">SouthEast LinuxFest</a>
conference:

<blockquote><pre>
Archive:  self2014.odp
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
       47  2014-06-21 12:34   mimetype
        0  2014-06-21 12:34   Configurations2/statusbar/
................................................................................
These are just a few of the benefits of using SQLite as an application file
format &mdash; the benefits that seem most likely to improve the user
experience for applications like OpenOffice.  Other applications might
benefit from SQLite in different ways. See the [Application File Format]
document for additional ideas.

<p>
Finally, let us reiterate that this essay is a thought experiment.
The OpenDocument format is well-established and already well-designed.
Nobody really believes that OpenDocument should be changed to use SQLite
as its container instead of ZIP.  Nor is this article a criticism of
OpenDocument for not choosing SQLite as its container since OpenDocument
predates SQLite.  Rather, the point of this article is to use OpenDocument
as a concrete example of how SQLite can be used to build better 
application file formats for future projects.