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ODF 1.1 Implementer Notes for Office 2007 SP2
have just been published on the Document Interop Initiative (DII) site :- Welcome to the Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 Open Document Format (ODF) implementer notes site .  Here you will find detailed information about Office’s support for each section...
Windows 7 Wordpad supports OpenXML and ODF
I was just in the day 2 keynote here at PDC2008 in LA. Steve Sinofsky confirmed that Wordpad now has support for OpenXML and ODF. I’ll update this post later today with screenshots.
Workshop on ODF support in Office 2007 SP2
Today I am in a rather overcast Redmond for Microsoft's workshop on ODF support in Office 2007 SP2. (Dough Mahugh wrote about this workshop a few weeks ago.) A few folk have blogged that they're here, and I am sure others will too, but there's one notable...
Italy: New project to bring OpenXML to Apache POI
Another of my colleagues, this time Andrea Valboni in Italy, has just written about an interesting project kicking off there to extend the Apache POI Java libraries to include OpenXML. Andrea writes Microsoft and Sourcesense, a company delivering consultancy...
Novell: Do your office docs play well with others?
Novell's Kevin Barney blogs about the availability and benefits of the Office Open XML/OpenDocument format translators for presentations and spreadsheets in Novell's Open PR blog :- You know they’ve been in the works, but the Office Open XML/OpenDocument...
And there's more!
Yesterday I noted that the Office Binary <-> OpenXML translator project had started on SourceForge. Brian Jones has now also blogged about this but adds some really interesting extra details. 1. Ecma " will modify DIS 29500 to include an informative...
Office Binary <-> OpenXML translator project on SourceForge
The following milestones are planned in the Office Binary (doc, xls, ppt) Translator to Open XML project Milestone 0 (February 15th, 2008): Launching the project on SourceForge outline of the anatomy of binary Office documents (Compound file format, streams...
UOF translators
China's UOF (Uniform Office Format) is an emerging standard being developed by the Chinese Office Software Work Group (COSWG), led by the China Electronics Standard Institute (CESI), the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), major suppliers of Chinese...
Video of OpenXML on a Nokia E61i phone with Quickoffice
This video's really worth watching - it shows OpenXML support (both read and write) on a Nokia E61i with Quickoffice .
Videos showing OpenXML in Apple's iWork '08 and on the iPhone
A while ago I posted some screenshots showing OpenXML in Apple's iWork '08. My colleague Jean-Christophe Cimetiere has gone one better and posted a video ... he also posted a video of the OpenXML experience on the iPhone ...
Eric Lai: "Lotusphere: Whoops?! IBM products support Microsoft's Open XML doc format!
I just saw Eric Lai's article on Computerworld about IBM's support for OpenXML . Nobody has invested more to defeat Microsoft Corp. 's Open XML document format than IBM Corp. So why is IBM supporting Open XML in a handful of its products? ... The software...
Mapping the Office Binary File Formats to OpenXML
Brian Jones provides the text of one of Ecma's responses to the comments received from National Standards Bodies to DIS29500 that pertain to mapping from the binary formats to OpenXML:- We believe that Interoperability between applications conforming...
Binary Document Formats to be made available under OSP
Brian Jones carries the news that Microsoft will make the Binary Formats (.doc; .xls; .ppt) directly available as a download on the Microsoft web site and, by February 15 2008, will include them under Microsoft's Open Specification Promise . Microsoft...
Altova's XMLSpy adds OpenXML support
Another TechED OpenXML related announcement Altova XMLSpy Now Supports New ECMA Office Open XML File Formats June 4, 2007; 05:51 AM Altova ( http://www.altova.com ), creator of XMLSpy and other leading XML, data management, UML, and Web services tools...
OpenXML/ODF Translator beta adds PowerPoint and Excel
Monday's press release about expanding customers interoperability options had two elements:- a new open source project to enable translation between the emerging Chinese UOF standard. an new beta of the existing open source translator that adds PowerPoint...
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