Which file formats are supported by KOffice?
Many KOffice applications support the filter architecture (i.e.: they are able to use filters for file conversion.) The filters are not perfect and some not even done. The status of the current filters is listed below, sorted per application.
Note: this document is about the KOffice 1.6 branch.
Generic (for all KOffice applications)
|AmiPro||Lotus word processor||***||***|
|DocBook||SGML DocBook only||-||?|
|HTML||HTML 4.01 / XHTML 1.0||*||***|
|Portable Document Format||***||Yes PDF export (see below)|
|RTF||Rich Text Format||***||***|
Contacts: Ariya Hidayat,Marco Zanon
|WML||Wireless markup language||***||***|
|WordPerfect||WP 5.x and WP 6/7/8 documents, text only||***||**|
|CSV||Comma Separated Values||*****||*****|
|Gnumeric||Part of GNOME Office||***||**|
|OpenOffice.org Calc||Contact: nandres||**||*|
|dBase||dBase 3 only||**||-|
|Magicpoint||Contact: Lukas Tinkl||****||-|
|MSOD||Microsoft Office Drawing||*||-|
|SVG||Scalable Vector Graphics (W3C)||***||**|
Krita can use ImageMagick for importing and exporting images. This means that, in addition to the file formats listed below, Krita can work with all images that your installation of ImageMagick supports. This includes all common image file formats, including the native formats of Photoshop and the Gimp.
|Gimp (XCF)||Native file format of the Gimp||+||+|
|OpenEXR||OpenEXR is a high dynamic-range (HDR) format developed by Industrial Light & Magic||****||****|
|Portable Document Format||***||Yes (see below)|
|PNG||Portable Network Graphics||****||****|
|PNG||Portable Network Graphics (most graphics programs)||-||****|
|SVG||Scalable Vector Graphics (W3C)||-||****|
|Text||Text file (e.g. CSV or tab-delimited)||****||-|
|Microsoft Access (MDB)||Available as a separate plugin||***||-|
|Text||Text file (e.g. CSV or tab-delimited)||***||****|
|*****||--||The filter is stable and works well.|
|****||--||The filter generally works well.|
|***||--||The filter generally works well, however some features might be missing or might not work correctly yet.|
|**||--||The filter generally works although it is not finished, and it may suffer from some instability.|
|*||--||Work has begun on the filter although the code is still at an early stage of development, and does not work properly.|
|?||--||The status of this filter is unknown, as its development has been abandoned.|
All KOffice applications can export (create) PDF files. The process for exporting to PDF is the same as in most other KDE applications:
- Select File->Print from the menu;
- In the Printer Name box, choose the Print to File (PDF) option (illustrated below);
- Enter a file name in the Output File box (or use the button on the right of the Output File field for a standard file window;
- Click Print.
Joining the developers
There are many filters that we would like and many filters that need improvement, although sadly we do not have enough developers working on KOffice.
Would you like to join the development team and help us?
Please contact us if you are interested in helping.