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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) OASIS Standard (ISO/IEC 26300). Suitable for text, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, presentations, and databases, ODF frees documents from their applications-of-origin, enabling them to be exchanged, retrieved, and edited with any OpenDocument-compliant software or tool. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

IBM Symphony Developer Resources

IBM® Lotus® Symphony
is designed to leverage open technology and provide an easy development
and deployment environment. With support for Eclipse plug-in,
LotusScript® and Universal Network Objects
(UNO) component model, Lotus Symphony can be extended to integrate with
and enhance a wide range of applications from IBM and you. Leverage
Lotus Symphony in your business solution.

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PHP support

Not sure if this is the correct forrum, but here it goes.


A intranet site i developed for my company currently spits out excel files. however these files are unreadable by anything except excel. as we're mostly a mac shop, this is a bit of a problem. i'd love to support ods instead, but there is a complete lack of quality php class' that i can find on the web. 


am i missing something, or are there none?

XML makes eGovt transparent

Government's focus on open standards makes good business sense and will help to avoid dependency on commercial software vendors, says [South African] Department of Trade and Industry head of IT security Bob Jolliffe.

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Getting Started with XForms in OpenOffice

This article by Bryan Rasmussen gives a quick overview of how to design an OpenOffice form as an end-user, and provides the syntax for making an OpenOffice XForm match a required XML output format. The article assumes that readers have at least a simple knowledge of XML, XPath, and XML Schema. To follow along or use the downloadable code, you should have OpenOffice version 2.4 or higher installed.

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Review: Symphony Sings As Office Clone

After months of beta testing, IBM (NYSE:IBM) released Lotus Symphony 1, its free productivity suite, earlier this month. Based on an older version of (1.1.4, while the suite is currently up to 2.4.1), Lotus Symphony has a slicker interface, uncluttered menus, and a number of user accessibility options that make it a more attractive option than Open Office.

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