Wednesday, March 19, 2008

OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look - OpenOffice.org Ninja [including native OOXML support]

A timely reality check -- an excerpt from an early (alpha) OpenOffice.org 3.0 review; check the full review for some screen shots of OOXML format munging...

Microsoft Office 2007 (also called Office Open XML) file formats include .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx. Despite the similarity in names, these formats are significantly different than the Microsoft Office formats used since 1997. OpenOffice.org 3 will offer native read and write support. [POK italics]

OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEV300_m3 converted this reference .docx document with mediocre quality. The notable problems were tracked changes, a comment, columns, an image, and an embedded Excel document. For comparison, the same document is shown rendered in Word 2007 and in OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEV300_m3.

OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look - OpenOffice.org Ninja

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