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Redmond (WA) – Microsoft announced that it will extend the file format range supported by its Office 2007 package. ODF 1.1, PDF 1.5 and XPS will be added with the next service pack, but the integration of Microsoft’s own and recently standardized Office Open XML will be delayed until Office 14.

Microsoft appears to be following through with its “interoperability principles†and today announced that it will be adding support for XML Paper Specification format (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1 to Office 2007. The added functionality is scheduled to arrive in 2009 as part of the Office 2007 SP2 update.

Surprisingly, Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) format, recently approved as Standard ISO/IEC 29500, will not make it into the SP2. While the format is already “substantially†supported in Office 2007, there are differences over IS29500 – and these changes will not be implemented until the release of Office 2014. This completely new Office package is expected to be released in tandem with Windows 7, which is rumored to be released in late 2009 or early 2010.

ODF support has been available to Office users via a format bridge, which Microsoft provided through its Open XML-ODF translator project on SourceForge.net. The company said it will continue this effort to provide ODF support for users of earlier versions of Office XP and Office 2003.

As part of its decision to integrate ODF support into its software, Microsoft will join the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) technical committee, which is working on the next version of ODF. The company said it will also take part in the ISO/IEC working group being formed to work on ODF maintenance.
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Office 2007 is Office 13, correct? I'm trying to recall from when I last visited the necessary directory with Office 2007 installed.
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You know, I'm completely retarded, so naturally I don't see the need for so many new and revised document formats in the first place... How many ways can there be to describe the location of a table, or the fonts used in the document?

OpenOffice all the way baby, unless Office '07 is free (actually it is free for me, but I still install OO.org at home).
    
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how about they add that support to vista, just like apple did, and stop charging us for every little thing.
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You know, I'm completely retarded, so naturally I don't see the need for so many new and revised document formats in the first place... How many ways can there be to describe the location of a table, or the fonts used in the document?

OpenOffice all the way baby, unless Office '07 is free (actually it is free for me, but I still install OO.org at home).
Office 2007 is far superior to OpenOffice, even with the price weighed in. Office is essentially dirt cheap for what it does.
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Microsoft appears to be following through with its “interoperability principles†and today announced that it will be adding support for XML Paper Specification format (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1 to Office 2007. The added functionality is scheduled to arrive in 2009 as part of the Office 2007 SP2 update.
Or you can get it today...it's a free download from Microsoft's site, I've had it for some time. "Save As PDF" is pretty sweet.

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Office 2007 is far superior to OpenOffice, even with the price weighed in. Office is essentially dirt cheap for what it does.
Absolutely, especially if you're using Exchange and Sharepoint in your environment. The seamless integration of, well, everything goes well beyond what any advocate for open-source alternatives can legitimately argue against.
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Sooo... when are they going to add PDF support to Windows? I mean, just Windows. Apple has included PDF support out of the box with OS X for years now.
 
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Surprisingly, Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) format, recently approved as Standard ISO/IEC 29500, will not make it into the SP2. While the format is already “substantially” supported in Office 2007, there are differences over IS29500 – and these changes will not be implemented until the release of Office 2014. This completely new Office package is expected to be released in tandem with Windows 7, which is rumored to be released in late 2009 or early 2010.
Office 2014? Wow.... that's a long time to wait for the next one.
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You know, I'm completely retarded, so naturally I don't see the need for so many new and revised document formats in the first place... How many ways can there be to describe the location of a table, or the fonts used in the document?

OpenOffice all the way baby, unless Office '07 is free (actually it is free for me, but I still install OO.org at home).
PDF is a very important document format... I only hope Microsoft allows creation of PDF files without needing Acrobat Creator.

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Sooo... when are they going to add PDF support to Windows? I mean, just Windows. Apple has included PDF support out of the box with OS X for years now.
Talk to Adobe.
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Sooo... when are they going to add PDF support to Windows? I mean, just Windows. Apple has included PDF support out of the box with OS X for years now.
Microsoft got sued for including Internet Explorer in their OS because it was "anti-competitive". Do you honestly think they could include a PDF viewer?

Why do you think Vista doesn't have anti-virus built in? Anti-virus software is a billion dollar industry, and they don't want to lose the sales!
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