The ODT exporter can interface with a variety of document converters and supports popular converters out of the box. As a result, you can use it to export to formats like ‘doc’ or convert a document from one format (say ‘csv’) to another format (say ‘ods’ or ‘xls’).
If you have a working installation of LibreOffice, a document converter is
pre-configured for you and you can use it right away. If you would like to
use unoconv as your preferred converter, customize the variable
org-export-odt-convert-process to point to
unoconv. You can
also use your own favorite converter or tweak the default settings of the
LibreOffice and ‘unoconv’ converters. See Configuring a document converter.
Very often, you will find yourself exporting to ODT format, only to
immediately save the exported document to other formats like ‘doc’,
‘docx’, ‘rtf’, ‘pdf’ etc. In such cases, you can specify your
preferred output format by customizing the variable
org-export-odt-preferred-output-format. This way, the export commands
(see Exporting to ODT) can be extended to export to a
format that is of immediate interest to you.
There are many document converters in the wild which support conversion to and from various file formats, including, but not limited to the ODT format. LibreOffice converter, mentioned above, is one such converter. Once a converter is configured, you can interact with it using the following command.