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Old 01-18-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Says It Will Release Binary Office Formats - Which? -- Updated


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There's nothing like an EU Commission investigation to get Microsoft to open up a little, is there? Today Brian Jones has two announcements, that Microsoft is making binary Office formats (.doc; .xls; .ppt) available under the Open Specification Promise. You won't have to email them and be evaluated any more. From what I've heard, the way it worked was that only companies and governments could get them before. Of course Jones tells it a different way, as I'll show you. The second announcement is about yet another translator project, an open source "Binary Format-to-ISO/IEC JTC 1 DIS 29500 Translator Project".

[Does this mean we'll finally get nested table support for MS formats in OpenOffice.org? - Sander]

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