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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My bad
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 6th Jul 2006 15:30 UTC
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Microsoft to Support OpenDocument
By Nate Mook, BetaNews
July 6, 2006, 2:19 AM
In a surprise move, Microsoft is bending to pressure from governments and will sponsor an open source project to build tools that enable conversion between its Open XML formats in Office 2007 and OpenDocument (ODF). The forthcoming Office suite will also support an add-in for saving directly to ODF.

OK, so I don't have to go back to Multimate.

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RE: My bad
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sat 8th Jul 2006 00:50 in reply to "My bad"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:

What bad. Did you not notice that the add-in claims to save ODF but there is no mention of loading ODF docs.

Personlly, if I was MS I would have done it the other way round (load, but no save) but the fact you need a separate tool one way and no tool the other way is sure to grate some nerves.

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