Interesting post here: http://www.oooninja.com/2008/03/openofficeorg-30-new-features.html
“Microsoft Office 2007 file format support
Microsoft Office 2007 (also called Office Open XML) file formats include .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx. Despite the similarity in names, these formats are significantly different than the Microsoft Office formats used since 1997. OpenOffice.org 3 will offer native read and write support.
OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEV300_m3 converted this reference .docx document with mediocre quality. The notable problems were tracked changes, a comment, columns, an image, and an embedded Excel document. For comparison, the same document is shown rendered in Word 2007 and in OpenOffice.org 3.0 DEV300_m3.”
The post references this link as well: http://katana.oooninja.com/w/odf-converter-integrator
Once again, those interested in interoperability benefit from adoption of the Open XML formats. I’ll take this as a very strong statement of support for the Open XML IP Policy. I’m just wondering, is this what IBM is contributing to OpenOffice.org? Is this why they joined? 🙂