MS Office To Support ODF

MS Office 2007 will have native support for ODF, meaning much more and beyond the import and export facilities. Microsoft’s OOXML has been already accepted has a standard, so this announcement seemed a little out of place, especially because ODF and PDF get support from Office before OOXML does. It is definitely good from an interoperability perspective, and it is commendable that Microsoft has started to think of path towards its interoperability promise. [Continue]

What Might Hurt ODF? And It Is Not Another Office Format

A while back the OpenDocument Foundation folded up, withdrawing its support for the ODF in favor of CDF. The reason for the switch is buried in the details of ODF community’s denial to be fully interoperable with Microsoft Office, which might have helped in migrating to ODF without affecting the processes. So, there was something bigger here playing it up. [Continue]

Doing More With OpenOffice

OpenOffice is a popular open source office suite, that other than being excellent office suite, lets you extend its functionality through extensions. Made popular by tools like Firefox as addons or by WordPress as plugins, these extensions let you add more. Unfortunately the OpenOffice extensions are not as popular, but they are all the same effective. [Continue]

Open XML And Open Document

Microsoft had created Open XML – a open format for Microsoft Office documents – instead of adopting the existing and widely known ODF. ODF has already been approved as an international standard by the ISO. Existence of two open standards to serve the same purpose for office documents dilutes significance of standards itself. [Continue]



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