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    simple-odf is a library for creating Open Document Format text files using Typescript/JavaScript and Node.js.

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    Getting Started

    These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See usage for notes on how to integrate the project in your software.


    To get started locally, follow these instructions:

    1. Make sure that you have Node 12.x or later installed (Changed by See instructions here.

    2. Make sure that you have yarn installed; see instructions here.

    3. simple-odf uses npm for running development scripts. If you haven't already done so, please install npm.


    1. Make a fork of this repo.

    2. Clone the forked repo to your local computer using git.

      Open terminal and type:

      git clone<your_username>/simple-odf
    3. Run npm install from the root of your clone of this project to install dependencies.

      # navigate into the cloned repo
      cd simple-odf
      # install the dependencies
      npm install

    Building the Module

    To make a local build run:

    npm build
    npm pack

    This generates a number of javascript files in the dist/ directory and a simple-odf-<version-number>.tgz file in the project root.

    To actually use the locally built lib, switch to another repository reproducing the specific issue you want to fix (or just generate a local repo). Then install the locally built package:

    cd <path-to-your-other-repo>
    npm install <path-to-the-simple-odf-repo>/*.tgz


    There are two different kind of tests which can be run locally:

    Unit Tests

    Each class of project should be tested isolated which is done by the unit tests. To run them, just execute npm test.

    Integration Tests

    There are also some tests which verify that the resulting document is correct. These cannot be run yet.

    When debugging a specific test, change describe() or it() to fdescribe() and fit() to focus execution to just that one test. This will keep the output clean and speed up execution by not running irrelevant tests.


    If you want to use this package in your software, add it to your project dependencies via npm or yarn.

    # npm
    npm i simple-odf
    # yarn
    yarn add simple-odf

    Now you can create your first document.

    const simpleOdf = require('simple-odf');
    const document = new simpleOdf.TextDocument();
    const body = document.getBody();
    body.addHeading('Welcome to simple-odf');
    body.addParagraph('The quick, brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.');

    See the examples for more details on how to use the library.

    Built With

    • xmldom - Used to serialize the XML


    If you want to contribute to simple-odf, you are very welcome. Send issues and pull requests with your ideas.


    We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.


    This project exists thanks to all the contributors who participate in this project.


    This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.


    Learn more about the OASIS Open Document Format.


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