Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jul 2006 10:41 UTC
Features, Office Microsoft is giving in to the unrelenting pressure to be more open, particularly with regard to its Office Open XML file format and interoperability with the Open Document Format alternative. The company will announce July 6 that it has set up an open-source project to create a series of tools that allow translation between the OpenXML format and the ODF format, and which will be developed with partners. The Open XML Translator project, as it is known, will be posted on SourceForge, the open-source software development Web site.
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Kroc
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2005-11-10

"a set of tools". Sounds like second class inclusion to me. Just as long as they can write ODF support on the box, but make it as well hidden as possible, they will.

I suspect it will be an add-on or seperate converter program. I do very much doubt a simple Save-As will be made available.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Probably for the same reason XPS and PDF export were removed. There's no conspiracy here. ODF export would probably be under export with everything else.

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