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

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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
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Comments:

Great news, but I bet there would be a lot more downloads if you weren't keeping it such a secret! Even the link just takes me to a generic Download Center page where I have to search for it. How about a dedicated web page and a bit of marketing splash?

Posted by Eric on July 17, 2007 at 02:17 AM PDT #

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