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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Sun ODF Plugin for Office

This presentation looks at how Sun's ODF plug-in aids MS Office interoperability, using 19 annotated slides.  According to the SourceForge Project description, the goal for the project "is to provide translators to allow for interoperability between applications based on ODF (OpenDocument) 1.0 standards and Microsoft OpenXML based Office applications. As a part of this interoperability initiative, add-ins are being developed that can be installed on top of Microsoft Office Word (document processing), Excel (spreadsheet) and PowerPoint (presentation) applications (Office 2007 / 2003 / XP version) to allow for opening and saving OpenDocument format / ODF files (.odt, .ods and .odp) that adheres to ODF 1.0 specifications. We also provide command line translator utilities that allow doing batch conversions. The converter is based on XSL transformations between two XML formats,
along with some pre- and post-processing to manage the packaging (zip / unzip), schema incompatibility processings and the integration into Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We chose to use an Open Source development model that allows developers from all around the world to participate and contribute to the project."

See the presentation.

See also the SourceForge Project.


The last link point to :

It is not Sun's converter, but a converter created by Clever Age and funded by Microsoft.

This is the link to Sun's converter :

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