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Linux-Watch: Coming Soon: ODF for MS Office

May 08, 2006, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Just because Microsoft refuses to support ODF (Open Document Format) never meant that someone wouldn't write a plug-in to enable Microsoft Office users to read and write ODF documents. Well, it's happened.

"In an interview with Groklaw's Pamela Jones, the OpenDocument Foundation Inc.'s co-founder and president, Gary Edwards, said the Foundation will be presenting Massachusetts with an Office plug-in that will allow Office users to open, render, and save to ODF files, while also allowing translation of documents between Microsoft's binary (.doc, .xls, .ppt) or XML formats and ODF..."

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