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Linux-Watch: Coming Soon: ODF for MS Office

“Just because Microsoft refuses to support ODF (Open Document
Format) never meant that someone wouldn’t write a plug-in to enable
Microsoft Office users to read and write ODF documents. Well, it’s
happened.

“In an interview with Groklaw’s Pamela Jones, the OpenDocument
Foundation Inc.’s co-founder and president, Gary Edwards, said the
Foundation will be presenting Massachusetts with an Office plug-in
that will allow Office users to open, render, and save to ODF
files, while also allowing translation of documents between
Microsoft’s binary (.doc, .xls, .ppt) or XML formats and
ODF…”

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