News: Microsoft Office to get ODF, PDF support

In this morning’s news, Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office

” The 2007 Microsoft Office system will support XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1 with the release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), scheduled for the first half of 2009.”

And as noted at PCWorld…

Microsoft is finally adding support for ODF (Open Document Format for XML) and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) to its Office productivity suite, the company is expected to announce late Wednesday.

“Support for ODF and PDF will be included in the software through Microsoft Office Service Pack 2, expected to be out in the first half of 2009, according to a confidential Microsoft press release viewed by the IDG News Service.

“Specifically, the Office service pack will add file-format support for PDF 1.5, PDF/A and ODF v1.1, as well as XPS (XML Paper Specification). XPS is a similar format to PDF created by Microsoft to rival Adobe’s popular document-exchange file format.”

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