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Sun Plug-in Brings ODF Support to Microsoft Office

Jul 31, 2007, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tiffany Maleshefski)

"Sun Microsystems' ODF Plug-in for Microsoft Office won't usher in an era of universal document interoperability, but eWEEK Labs believes it is the best option currently available for adding Open Document Format support to Office's massive installed base. The plug-in, which Sun debuted on July 4 in the form of a freely downloadable 30MB installation package, enables users to read, edit and save ODF-formatted word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation documents using the 2000, XP, and 2003 versions of Microsoft Office.

"Unlike the Microsoft-sponsored Open XML/ODF Translator project, the Excel and PowerPoint components of which are still in development, Sun's freely-downloadable ODF Plug-in is a bona fide shipping product—complete with optional paid support from Sun..."

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