Microsoft to expand document formats

by admin May 21, 2007 at 11:15 am

Dabbling with open source and China…

Microsoft is expanding its repertoire of document formats.

The company is expected to announce it is sponsoring an open source project to create a converter between Ecma Open XML – a set of file formats closely tied to Microsoft Office – and a Chinese national standard called Unified Office Format (UOF).

The software behemoth is also expected to make available beta versions of previously announced translators between Excel and PowerPoint and corresponding applications that support the OpenDocument Format, or ODF.

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