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Open Formats in Microsoft Office

 
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How long before MS Office natively supports the Oasis open file formats?
0-6 months
0%
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6-12 months
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
12-36 months
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
36-60 months
22%
 22%  [ 4 ]
When Satan straps on ice skates...
66%
 66%  [ 12 ]
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RonIA
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:05 am    Post subject: Open Formats in Microsoft Office Reply with quote

I for one would like to see true competition in office suites. If all the major suites could use the same formats, then we could really choose on merits, not "habit".
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not likely to appear imminently, I think. MS are often as unbending in OSS incompatibility as a ruler.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was hoping to get a few more responses, but it seems rather clear the general consensus is that the next version of MS Office will not contain it...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the next one as they're busy messing up XML for that but once we have OOo 1.1.5, OOo 2.0, StarOffice, KOffice 1.whateveritis, Abiword and Lotus Workplace using OpenDocument which will be an ISO standard then they would proabably give in.

Perhaps I overestimate them as their software by default uses non-ISO approved units of measure and paper size and never works completely properly for ISO standards.
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