Linked by Adam S on Wed 15th Oct 2008 15:20 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Features, Office The news of OpenOffice.org's third major release has generated quite a bit of buzz on the internet for many reasons, one of which being that it now runs natively on a Mac (sans X11). ZDnet has posted a screenshot gallery of OpenOffice.org 3.0 for those who have yet to try the hot-off-the-press application.
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RE[6]: Comment by Luminair
by google_ninja on Thu 16th Oct 2008 00:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

You heard that from me, I didn't have the time to reply back, and then forgot about it. SP2 isn't out yet, it'll be out in 2-3 months. I got confused with SP1, which has been out for awhile (and I never really get open office docs so it isn't a big thing for me)

ODF 1.1 and PDF 1.5 should be fully supported. IMO PDF support is a much bigger thing then ODF, since it seems to mean they are just giving up with pushing XPS as a serious format.

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by sbergman27 on Thu 16th Oct 2008 01:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-07-24

ODF 1.1 and PDF 1.5 should be fully supported.

At the risk of putting Kaiwai's perception of my basic English skills in yet greater peril, it will be very interesting to see what the word "fully" will mean in this context.

IMO PDF support is a much bigger thing than ODF, since it seems to mean they are just giving up with pushing XPS as a serious format.

MS unable to foist a new format upon desktop users? I agree. That is interesting.

Edited 2008-10-16 01:10 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by Jemm on Thu 16th Oct 2008 10:20 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
Jemm Member since:
2005-07-25

IMO PDF support is a much bigger thing then ODF, since it seems to mean they are just giving up with pushing XPS as a serious format.


I haven't seen any signs of MS dropping XPS. Microsoft just couldn't earlier include the PDF-exporter with Office 2007, since Adobe didn't want them to.

However, it has been a downloadable plugin since the release. XPS has been downloadable plugin, too, but probably because of antitrust reasons.

Now that PDF is standarded by ISO, Microsoft can include the PDF-support in Office without Adobe's permission.

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RE[8]: Comment by Luminair
by google_ninja on Thu 16th Oct 2008 11:09 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Luminair"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Really? I thought they didn't include it cause they wanted to flog their own horse, but after all they legal drama they just decided to give up and go with the other team.

Thanks for the info ;)

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