Sun's OpenDocument Format (ODF) Plug-in Application for Microsoft Office

You might already have seen our announcement on this yesterday.

This is really great, because it eases the migration path for using the OASIS OpenDocument Format for your documents.

A lot of people want to use ODF, but were not able to do so for different reasons.

The main reason is that other applications are based on the office suite they currently use, or only have support for that office suite.

This is especially a problem with Assistive Technology.

With this new converter, you have the choice!

Migrate to ODF, and to an ODF office suite like StarOffice or OpenOffice.org, or as a first step, only migrate your documents.

Migrating your document is the first important step to get rid of some vendor lock in, because it's an open ISO standard, and many applications support it, including open source software as well as commercial products.

A very good description of the plug-in can be found in Simon's blog.

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