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ODF Has Been Accepted By 16 Governments

The Open Document Format continues to gain ground with governments as the format in which they wish to create important documents...Germany and Uruguay [have] joined 14 other national and eight regional governments in requiring ODF as the format for government documents...

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Microsoft reveals how Office 2007 will support ODF

The guidelines are the latest step towards Microsoft's planned implementation of the OASIS ODF 1.1 standard in Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), which is scheduled for release in the first half of 2009. Microsoft announced that Office 2007 would support ODF, as well as Adobe's PDF, in May. The next version of Office, code-named 'Office 14', is also intended to support ODF.

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Germany Joins Growing Ranks of Governments Adopting ODF

The Federal Government of Germany [has decided] to implement use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF). According to the plan, German federal agencies will be able to receive, read, send and edit ODF documents beginning no later than 2010. State Secretary Dr.

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Syncro Soft Announces New Release of Syncro SVN Client v4.1

Syncro Soft Ltd, the producer of Syncro SVN Client, has announced the immediate availability of version 4.1 of its Subversion (SVN) client.

Version 4.1 of Syncro SVN Client adds a create patch wizard, a dialog for quickly resolving conflicts resulted from a merge action and considerable performance improvements.

For the complete list of features please visit

New in version 4.1:

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Mirasol Op'nWorks offers an on-line demonstration for the OdfChartBuilder open source API

The demo site shows on the fly rendering of open document format charts using the open source ODFChartBuilder and JFreeChart APIs and allows visitors to upload and test their own ODF files.

Access the Chart Builder microsite

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