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OOXML Backwards Compatibility Led Microsoft to ODF

May 23, 2008, 16:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Espiner)

"Microsoft's decision to add support to Office 2007 for the Open Document Format instead of its own OOXML office file format is due to backwards compatibility issues with OOXML, it has emerged.

"Microsoft announced on Wednesday it will support ODF version 1.1 in the release of Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), scheduled for the first half of 2009. The company will also support PDF and XPS in Office 2007 SP2..."

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