Novell Adds Support For OpenXML To OpenOffice

Novell is adding the ability to open and save documents in Microsoft’s new Open XML format in their version of OpenOffice.  Today, they released a release candidate version of their OpenOffice 2.0.2 and the final version is to come out in January.  Microsoft’s OpenXML is the default document feature of their Office 2007 System.  Novell’s version of OpenOffice has more features and might be worth considering.  You do need to be a registered Novell user.  OpenOffice is a FREE alternative to Microsoft Office and has many great programs such as Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, Draw, and Math.

In addition to all the usual features, this version includes support for the Open XML document format, plus the ability to e-mail any document as a Microsoft Office file from the system’s default e-mail application. It also enables users to migrate Excel VBA (Visual Basic Application) macros to OpenOffice’s Calc. This version also includes AGFA fonts that mimic Microsoft’s default TrueType fonts.  (Source: EWeek)

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