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How bad is Microsoft Office 2007's support for OpenDocument Format?

May 04, 2009, 18:04 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Ziem for this link. ]

"Even ODF poster child OpenOffice.org has bugs in the ODF implementation. My favorite is 64237: until version 3.0, OpenOffice.org implemented the paragraph hidden property backwards.

"Microsoft has opened the ODF door and will be pressured on better interoperability, so even my inner cynic has a hard time imagining interoperability will not improve. With Office 2007 SP2 and Wordpad in Windows 7 supporting ODF, the future looks bright for OpenDocument Format. Has Microsoft turned a new leaf? Microsoft's recent investments in ODF, PDF, and web standards (in Internet Explorer 8) are probably more a function of government regulation or business demand than corporate goodwill. Backed into a corner or otherwise, Microsoft has done the right thing, but further work is necessary before the general public can use ODF transparently in Office."

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