Friday, June 20, 2008

Good news: Microsoft to support ODF as default Word file format

I am going to wait a while, and if their support is good I will probably upgrade to the newest version of Mac Word.

I have written 2 of my last 3 books using OpenOffice.org, not Word, but Word is a slick product and if I feel very comfortable that my Word ODF documents are readable by all of the word processors that already support ODF, then Microsoft gets another sale - this all depends on their sticking to the ODF standard and not messing with it.

I recommended in a blog a few years ago that Microsoft both support ODF and stop releasing new version names of Windows and instead sell a yearly subscription for updates - let's see if they take my advice on that :-)

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