Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 12:27 UTC, submitted by Sandro Hartley
KDE "While the industry is distracted by the ongoing tussle between Microsoft and OpenOffice.org over document formats, the KDE project is quietly preparing the next generation of its own office suite, KOffice, for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. KOffice 2.0, to be released sometime in the first half of 2008, will be cross platform like many other applications in the KDE suite built with the Qt4 GUI toolkit."
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RE: Old news
by jtrapp on Tue 9th Oct 2007 13:59 UTC in reply to "Old news"
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2005-07-06

he crucial problem is whether KOffice will implement the complete Openoffice's support of ODF. Right now, KOffice's support of simple ODF presentations that have just been created out of Openoffice, or even of itself, is just plain horrible.

From the article: KOffice has already transitioned to OpenDocument Format (ODF) by default and while it is not yet fully compatible with the standard, it is being worked on.

So, to answer your question: They're working on it.

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RE[2]: Old news
by cm__ on Tue 9th Oct 2007 15:36 in reply to "RE: Old news"
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2005-07-07


From the article: KOffice has already transitioned to OpenDocument Format (ODF) by default and while it is not yet fully compatible with the standard, it is being worked on.

So, to answer your question: They're working on it.


And BTW: OO.o doesn't have full ODF support yet either. ODF is *not* defined as "whatever OO.o produces" but it's defined in the ISO standard document.

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RE[3]: Old news
by leech on Tue 9th Oct 2007 15:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Old news"
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2006-01-10

Do we know if any office suite supports the full standard of ODF? I think OO.o is the closest. I know when I saved a file in OO.o and opened it in Abiword it didn't look quite right.

It's good to see KOffice go cross platform. I've never really used it before (I'm a Gnome guy) but I say the more users that open source software has the merrier.

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