Thursday Apr 30, 2009

ODF support in MS Office 2007 with Service Pack 2

Service Pack 2 for MS Office 2007 is now publicly available.

The biggest improvement from my point of view: Support for the Open Document Format (ODF).

It's a native Filter in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, so you can use ODF as your new default file format there!

Of course Microsoft only did it for business reasons, because otherwise they could not continue selling Office to governments or companies where ODF is mandatory nowadays.

But in the and it doesn't matter why they did it - more important is that they did it, and that this is another step in ODF becoming the open standard file format for Office documents.

I didn't test the filters, so I don't know how good the quality is. But if people start to consequently use ODF now, I am sure the filters will be improved constantly, as well as the ODF specification in case that something is missing what is needed to store certain Office features...


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