Showing posts with label ODF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ODF. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ODF/OpenXML, an update on the story...

Eric White's Blog - New Paper published by Peter O’Kelly – Revisiting Open Document Format and Office Open XML: The Quiet Revolution Continues

"Three years ago Peter O’Kelly wrote a paper titled, “What’s Up, .DOC? Open XML Formats, OpenDocument Format, and the Revolutionary Implications of XML in Productivity Applications.” That paper was a part of an industry-wide debate about Open XML and ODF. He has recently published a new paper that analyzes the current state of document formats.

This new paper, Revisiting Open Document Format and Office Open XML: The Quiet Revolution Continues [GD: click through for the actual link], discusses:

  • The business value of standardized, XML based document formats
  • A brief history of Open XML and ODF
  • The 2008 Open XML ISO controversy, and the response to Peter’s “What’s Up, .DOC?” Paper
  • An assessment of current Open XML and ODF market dynamics
  • Current standards activity
  • Projections into the future

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Here's a snip from the document;

"Synopsis
It has been several years since the lively and highly polarized market debate about the relative merits and standards significance of the Open Document Format (ODF) and Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standards. Although ODF and OOXML have since largely faded from the mainstream technology industry press and blogosphere radar, both standards have continued to evolve and gain market support, with significant benefits for all organizations seeking to optimize their use of information contained in documents created with productivity applications.

This document provides an overview of the status and significance of ODF and OOXML. It starts with a summary of the business value of open and XML-based document formats, along with a review of the ODF/OOXML historical debate, including a recap of a widely-discussed January 2008 Burton Groupi report which included what were, at that time, considered provocative conclusions and market projections.

The document continues with a summary of some of the most impactful ODF- and OOXML-related industry changes during recent years, including Microsoft’s (surprising, to many market observers) commitment to support and contribute to both ODF and OOXML, as well as Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, and the acquisition’s ramifications for OpenOffice.org (which served as the starting point for ODF, in 2000).

The analysis concludes with some market projections about likely next steps, as both ODF and OOXML continue to evolve.

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The story of the battle has been pretty quite recently, with OpenXML seemly slowly making its way deeper into, and natively used by, the business world (think DocX, XlsX, etc)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ODF for Microsoft Office v2.5 Released

SourceForge - OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office

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OpenXML/ODF Translator - OpenXML/ODF Translator Team Blog - Mission Accomplished... OpenXML/ODF Translator Release 2.5 Available on SourceForge!

“Our previous blog entries already described the main features and improvements we’ve included in version 2.5. Thus, we will just summarize the highlights of the new release in this entry.

Common New Features

  • Single MSI installer for all translator add-ins
  • Associating ODF files with the Microsoft Office applications (during installation): This feature allows you to convert and open an ODF file by double-clicking in Explorer.
  • Shortcut from the Windows Start menu to the OpenXML/ODF Translator ReadMe file

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If you’re in a mixed MS Office & ODF world this add-in is a must have.

Still I have wonder about this project’s future now that MS Office 2007 is getting ODF baked into it? Maybe MS is taking this and baking it in? From the outside, that would seem to make sense but you never know…

 

Related Past Post XRef:
ODF for Microsoft Office v2.0 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Now Available
Word ODF Addin v1.1 Released
ODF Translator (ODF for Word Addin) 1.0 Released

Friday, August 01, 2008

ODF for Microsoft Office v2.0 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Now Available

SourceForge - OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office

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I’ve been seeing the releases show up in the RSS feed for a couple days now, but today is the first I’ve seen the the v2 downloads actually become available (even those dated 6/24 were not visible until today)

I’m still trying to determine if these are RTW/RTM or milestones as well as the features included in v2.

Also of note:

  • There appear to be setup’s for seven different languages.
  • The source is C#
  • If you have a previous version installed, you might want to uninstall it first. The v2 setup left my v1 in place which seemed to block v2 from working. Once I uninstalled them both, reinstalled v2, I was ODF’ing in Word with no problems.

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Related Past Post XRef:
Word ODF Addin v1.1 Released
ODF Translator (ODF for Word Addin) 1.0 Released

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Word ODF Addin v1.1 Released

OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office - ODF Add-in for Word v1.1 Release Download

http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html

"Highlights of ODF Add-in for Word 1.1

ODF Add-in for Word 1.1 has been released. Below are the enhancements to the existing Word 1.0

  • Japanese & Chinese localized Add-ins
  • Fixed read-only documents bug
  • improved installation process and dependencies detection

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The Word ODF v1.1 Source, Commandline and doc's were also released...

 

Related Past Post XRef:
ODF Translator (ODF for Word Addin) 1.0 Released