[K12OSN] Office 2007 and OpenOffice
pwelte at nashville-k12.org
Tue Sep 18 12:55:35 UTC 2007
Novell's 2.1 version of OpenOffice will open the XML formats of Office
2007. You can get it here:
Not sure when/if OpenOffice.org (currently at version 2.2) will include
support for the new formats.
Rita Gibson wrote:
> I guess I've been living under a rock, so I am unaware of what is
> going on between Office 2007 and OpenOffice.
> Can anyone fill me in? There are some kids bringing Office 2007
> documents into the building and are unable to open them in OpenOffice.
> I have not seen this myself, but this is what the technology teacher
> is telling me. I did a quick google, but found no practical
> information from a user standpoint, just discussions about Open XML
> and ODF. I see there is an ODF converter for Office 2007, but it would
> be impossible to have parents install a converter. In the past, it was
> much easier to have OpenOffice be able to open Microsoft and save as
> Microsoft, less knowledge on the part of the user necessary....
> This may be a huge problem in our building since all of the staff just
> switched to Office 2007 on their windows machines. :^(
> Rita Gibson
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