Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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RE: so far...
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 01:40 UTC in reply to "so far..."
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I would also like the ability to write to docx. Even if Ooo do have all the features I've missed I think I'll with with the upgrade untill 3.0.1 in december.


Compare apples with apples. Did you realise that the inverse situation is worse? With Office 2007, not only do you not get the ability to write OpenOffice format (Opendocument) .. but you do not even get the ability to read OpenOffice format files.

At least with OpenOffice, you get the ability to read .docx files.

With OpenOffice, you also get the ability to produce and import PDF files.

Also, with OpenOffice, the support for reading and writing files compatible with Microsoft legacy formats is arguably better than the support for this same ability in Office 2007.

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RE[2]: so far...
by google_ninja on Tue 14th Oct 2008 01:45 in reply to "RE: so far..."
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

both odf and pdf support were added in office 2k7 sp2

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RE[3]: so far...
by lemur2 on Tue 14th Oct 2008 02:12 in reply to "RE[2]: so far..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

both odf and pdf support were added in office 2k7 sp2


Its out already?

How well does it work with OpenDocument? Can it support the full feature set of OpenDocument? Can it interoperate with OpenDocument 1.2 or is it constrained to OpenDocument 1.0? Does it pass the OpenDocument compatibility test suite?

Given MS Office 2007 poor interoperability with earlier versions of MS Office, I wouldn't expect much of the interoperability with OpenDocument ... but I may be surprised.

Is there are review of this published anywhere? I hadn't even realised it was released.

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