Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office

MSoffice2k7Logo Last month Microsoft had announced about expanding its list of Formats supported in Microsoft Office with the release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2). With the install of SP2, customers will be able to open, edit and save documents using ODF and save documents into the XPS and PDF fixed formats from directly within the application without having to install any other code.It will also allow customers to set ODF as the default file format for Office 2007.

At present Microsoft Office 2007 provides support for 20 different document formats within Microsoft Office Word, Office Excel and Office PowerPoint. SP2 is scheduled for release in the first half of 2009.

But if you want to have ODF support now, you can get the ODF Plugin from the Sun’s site. This plugin is also compatible with older versions of MS Office as Office XP, 2000 and 2003 apart from Microsoft Office 2007 (SP1 or higher)


With its installation you will get Save as option in Microsoft Word.


The installation of this plugin adds a new toolbar in Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office PowerPoint to import and export ODF documents.



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