https://insidegovuk.blog.gov.uk/2013/07/12/what-file-formats-do-we-support/

What file formats do we support?

This is another of those questions we get asked a lot, so here's the answer for all to see. We currently support:

  • csv
  • doc
  • docx
  • jpg
  • kml
  • ods
  • odt
  • pdf
  • png
  • ppt
  • pptx
  • rdf
  • rtf
  • txt
  • xls
  • xlsx
  • xml
  • zip

It's likely we'll add  more as needed, which means this blog post will date. But you can check the very latest at any time by looking the code in GitHub.

 

3 comments

  1. John Ploughman

    Have you got a view on whether we should default to publishing .doc/xls or .docx/xlsx versions?

    To date we've just published the older format (mainly because our own networks run older versions of MS Office). However, would be interested to know what the user base is actually running.

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  2. Cari

    Hello - we've just come up against the same question John posted above - was there an answer? Thanks!

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  3. Roo Reynolds

    Hi John, Cari.

    You've hopefully already seen the policy on using open document formats for documents.

    https://insidegovuk.blog.gov.uk/2014/07/23/open-formats-for-documents-what-publishers-to-gov-uk-need-to-know/

    HTML documents are the preferred format for content that people need to be able to view, with PDF/A as an alternative (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-standards-for-government/viewing-government-documents)

    For editing/collaborating, we support ODS, ODP and ODT files as the prefered format (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-standards-for-government/sharing-or-collaborating-with-government-documents)

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