ODF and Microsoft Office

I just read this in the Tectronic newsletter (news@tectronic.co.za). I love it.
SUN PLUGIN GIVES MS OFFICE USERS ODF SUPPORT Link—One of the complaints against Microsoft has been that it doesn't support the Open Document Format (ODF) with its Microsoft Office suite. Get Sun's ODF plugin and add ODF support to Office.
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Phil Hughes

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Not a replacement for genuine ODF support

Tweenk's picture

I had a chance to install that plugin. It runs "soffice" as a background process, so I wildly guess it just saves an exported .doc through a stripped down OpenOffice.org instance. Therefore it's possibly not much better than importing your documents with OO.o and saving them back in ODF. However, it certainly is a good thing for people who like MS Office but don't want to become Redmond slaves.

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