I receive ODT files from a writer. When using inDesign's 'Place' command the file name is greyed out… it can't be selected and added.
When dragging from Bridge I get the following alert:
'Cannot place this file. No filter found for this requested operation'
I can double click on the ODT file in the Finder, it opens in Text Edit. From there I can copy and paste into the InDesign file.
Is there a filter available?
I don't have ID running at the moment. Don't think I have ever tried using a file from OpenOffice or LibreOffice (the ODT file format is theirs) so I cannot remember if it is a supported file type or not. I have opened ODT files in LibreOffice (free) and saved out as a RTF and MS Word document type before for use in ID. This may be what you should do if the ODT format is not supported.