"First, KWord frame handling was improved and floating frame
support was added. Tables generally work much better now. Even
tables with variable-width columns are now handled when imported
from MS Word, as such imported tables use the new floating frame
"Second, the MS Word filter now supports basic text styles such
as bold, italics, etc., in body text. The filter also has now
successfully imported at least one embedded picture from one MS
Word document (!!), but more work is needed to handle the range of
different Microsoft embedding techniques. Finally, the architecture
for enabling both import from, and export to, MS Word has been
implemented . . . all volunteers welcome!"
"Third, the MS Excel import filter continued to evolve. In
particular, a lot of head scratching resulted in Percy Leonhardt
adding support for large tables, and extending support for various
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