Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2007 18:06 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Features, Office Under the name Sun ODF Plug-in for Microsoft Office, Sun has released its import/export filter for the OpenDocument format, which the ISO has recognized as a standard, for versions 2000, XP, and 2003 of Microsoft's Office suite; the plug-in can be downloaded via our software repository. The extension allows users of MS Office to read and create text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in the free OpenOffice suite and its commercial version called StarOffice.
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RE[2]: fake hope
by bedo on Wed 11th Jul 2007 02:18 UTC in reply to "RE: fake hope"
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I really feel sorry for you guys for not getting my point.

I wish this plugin is THE SOLUTION. but it does not work with the word documents I deal with on daily basis, and I'm pretty sure it won't work for that Canadian library the guy mentioned earlier.

if you try it for yourself, you'll notice that it will not work on most business word documents.

In real business environment, you don't accept half-working solutions. You'll only use a solid and reliable solution. Which not the case in this plugin.

The best solution to convert old documents is to do it manually, using cut and past methods.

it's pathetic how some readers rate my comment negatively just because they don't agree with my point. It just shows how pathetic those readers are. Probably their high point of the day is the satisfaction of rating someone's comment negatively...

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RE[3]: fake hope
by Moochman on Wed 11th Jul 2007 02:55 in reply to "RE[2]: fake hope"
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The best solution to convert old documents is to do it manually, using cut and past methods.

Maybe on REALLY complex documents that just totally got f%$@ed up in the process, but in my experience for the average documents I deal with (essays, letters, etc, and yes I even tried a table) the level of preservation of formatting that this plugin provides is FAR preferable to having to recreate all of the formatting via cut-and-paste. YMMV.

Edited 2007-07-11 03:00

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