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Linux-Watch: Update on the MS Office ODF Plugin

Sep 12, 2006, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Although it appeared in May, 2006 that ODF functionality for Office was just around the corner, it turns out that users won't be seeing a production ODF (Open Document Format) plugin for Microsoft Office this year, after all.

"In an interview with Groklaw's Pamela Jones, the OpenDocument Foundation Inc.'s co-founder and president, Gary Edwards said, the Foundation has 'completed testing on an ODF Plugin for all versions of MS Office dating back to MS Office 97. The ODF Plugin installs on the file menu as a natural and transparent part of the open, save, and save as sequences. As far as end users and other application add-ons are concerned, ODF plugin renders ODF documents as if it were native to MS Office...'"

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