Microsoft To Give ODF The Key To Their Office

by admin May 22, 2008 at 10:49 am

Microsoft Office users will be given greater flexibility and freedom of choice, as the Redmond-based company unveiled its plans to expand the list of supported document formats, including XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portal Document Format (PDF) 1.5 and Open Document Format (ODF) v. 1.1. The changes are to be expected with the release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), which is scheduled to appear in the first half of 2009.

Starting with SP2, users will be allowed to open, save and edit documents using ODF, as well as save documents into the XPS and PDF formats, Microsoft revealed. Users will also be able to choose the ODF as the default file format for Office 2007.

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