Thursday Jul 12, 2007

Sun's ISO-standard ODF plug-in for MS Office has exceeded 13,000 downloads

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Presentation
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Folks were very busy during the recent U.S Independence Day break releasing the Sun ODF Plug-in 1.0 for Microsoft Office. It was released on July 3rd and is enjoying great popularity. In the first seven days the plug-in, which supports Office 2000, XP, and 2003, and works on Windows XP and Vista, was downloaded 13,000 times. It adds to MS Office the ability to read and write ODF text, spreadsheet, and presentation files (.odt, .ods, and .odp) - the ISO standard editions of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

Download the ODF Plug-in.

The plug-in is based on StarOffice technology and is easy to setup and use, the conversion happens transparently and the additional memory footprint is minimal. Microsoft Office users now have seamless two-way conversion capabilities. The Sun ODF plug-in is currently the only converter with Enterprise support available.

On Peter Korn's blog site you will find a wealth of information addressing accessibility concerns, which is one of the key reasons behind Sun's development of the ODF plug-in.

Check out what others are saying.

Malte Timmermann
Perspectives

Tuesday Jul 10, 2007

Sun Weblog Publisher -- a cool tool for blog publishing


Did you know that StarOffice/OpenOffice.org has a cool add-on -- Sun Weblog Publisher -- that helps you quickly create and publish blogs to popular blog servers including blogger.com, Roller, and WordPress?

You can use the full functionality of StarOffice Writer such as spellchecking, key formatting tools like bulleted lists, tables, forms and pictures, easy handling of embedded hyperlinks and creation of draft blog entries. In addition you can send selections of text to Sun Weblog Publisher or send complete existing documents as blog entries. Sun Weblog Publisher provides management of multiple blogs in parallel, display and selection of available weblog categories and ability to change past entries.

Many bloggers have found this extension very useful. Check out this positive evaluation and give Sun Weblog Publisher a try!

Sunday Jun 24, 2007

OpenOffice.org plug-in module for NetBeans


A new OpenOffice.org plug-in module for NetBeans is now available. This new OO.o plug-in helps developers to create, build, deploy and debug OpenOffice.org/StarOffice extensions and client applications fairly easily.

In this Netbeans Magazine article, Kay Koll goes in length to describe how this plug-in facilitates the tasks mentioned above.
OpenOffice.org

PC Magazine in Germany has published an article about Java programming with OpenOffice.org where they explicitly use Netbeans 5.5 with the OO.o PlugIn. The article is available in German only.
NetBeans

Tuesday May 29, 2007

A picture is worth...


The announcement is here but the picture below tells you what you want to know...

StarOffice in Singapore Airlines

Monday May 14, 2007

StarOffice 8 -- In An Airline Seat Near You!


Check out here for details.

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