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Welcome to OpenDocument

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.

New York Times covers Microsoft's support for ODF

Microsoft, under pressure from European regulators, national standards organizations and its own government clients, said it planned to give customers the ability to open, edit and save documents in Open Document Format — the main competitor to the Microsoft Word format — through a free update. With the update, consumers will be able to save text documents in ODF format and adjust Office 2007 settings to automatically save documents in the rival format...

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Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office

REDMOND, Wash. — May 21, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. is offering customers greater choice and more flexibility among document formats, as well as creating additional opportunities for developer and competitors, by expanding the range of document formats supported in its flagship Office productivity suite.

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Computerworld reviews OpenOffice 3.0 beta

If you think that you always get what you pay for, the just-released beta of OpenOffice 3.0 should convince you otherwise. This free, open-source software suite provides most of what anyone could want in an office suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, database, drawing tools and math equation editor. Although it doesn't include all of the high-end features and the slick user interface of Microsoft Office 2007 (for the PC) and Microsoft Office 2008 (for the Mac), it will handle just about any job you need done.

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OpenOffice 3.0 beta released

A beta version of 3.0 has been released for evaluation by the public. This version of the popular software suite will support the forthcoming OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.2 standard as well as being able to open files created with Microsoft Office 2007 or Office 2008 for Mac, including .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx alongside the traditional Office binary file formats such as .doc, .xls, and .ppt. It is also the first version of OpenOffice that will run on Mac OS X without X11.

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ODF Workshop

Utrecht, The Netherlands
14 May 2008 - 09:00 - 17:30
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Conference Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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