KDE News: Update on KOffice DevelopmentOct 01, 2000, 09:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shaheed Haque, Thomas Zander)
"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 support."
"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 border options."