updated 10:25 am EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
DataViz MacLinkPlus v16
DataViz last week announced the pre-release of its MacLinkPlus Deluxe v16, featuring new Office 2007 file translators. The software is designed to help users communicate and exchange files with the Windows world and now includes new translators for Microsoft Word and Excel Office 2007 file formats. The translators can convert, open, read and edit Word and Excel files created in Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows. In addition, the latest version adds a new translator for WordPerfect x3 files and now includes software integration with icWord and icExcel for quick and easy viewing of Word, Excel PowerPoint, AppleWorks and ClarisWorks files (a $30 value). The final release with Office 2007 rich file formatting support for Word and Excel will be available by the middle of the second quarter (2007), around the same time as Microsoft's expected beta for its Office 2007 XML converters. Customers who purchase the pre-release of MacLinkPlus Deluxe 16 will receive the full shipping version at no additional cost. The full version is $80, while upgrades are $40.