# org-mode export to odt gone?

Since upgrading to Emacs 24.5.1 and org-mode 8.3.3 (Kubuntu 16.04), I can no longer export org-mode files as ODT; only as iCal, HTML, LaTeX, or plain text. Is that normal? Is there a way to get ODT export back?

• Maybe you could try org-plus-contrib ? Jan 9 '17 at 16:05
• Great, that works! Pity that it's not installed by default in Kubuntu now, since ODT export was available in 14.04. Jan 9 '17 at 17:25
• if odt export already existed in older versions of Org, then probably it was just disabled by default in 8.3.3 Org version. I do not know since I haven't used odt export and am using the latest version of Org. But I guess my initial comment was unnecessary. You just had to enable export to ODT in options. But hey, at least you got the latest version of Org now :) Shall I add this comment as an answer? Jan 11 '17 at 3:46
• Yes -- I guess the answer, then, is to customize "Org Export Backends". Thanks for pointing that out. Jan 11 '17 at 11:59

You can enable the ODT backend by adding this line to your init.el file:

(eval-after-load "org" '(require 'ox-odt nil t))


I know that this answer is rather late, but I hope this will help someone in the future.

Expanding on a comment by @Supernormal, I have org-export-backends customised as

(setq org-export-backends '(ascii html latex odt))


thus disabling a backend I will not use, ical, which unclutters the dispatcher screen - and adding the ones I need, namely odt