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MS offers Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0

updated 01:45 am EDT, Wed June 25, 2008

MS Open XML converter

In addition to its latest Office 2004 XML update and Office 2008 stability update, Microsoft on Tuesday quietly (and finally) released its much-anticipated Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0, which allows users to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 for Mac or Office 2007 for Windows. The software allows them to open, edit, and save the files in earlier versions of Office for Mac. Open XML Converter can convert Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format and can convert and open a single file, or convert a large number of files. The download is 45MB; it is available free of charge.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    wow

    It's amazing! How could MS, in just a year after releasing Office 2007, figure out how to write a converter for the file formats for earlier versions of their software.

    Man, they produced this so quickly, you'd think they had access to the specification or something.

  1. jondesu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Heh

    Even more amazing is that they somehow managed to convert an open standard into a propriety standard so that everyone could actually read it! I don't know how they accomplished that.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    testudo!

    You broke my sarcasm meter!!! ;)

  1. JuanGuapo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Office Schmoffice

    I think this whole .DOCX thing is ridiculous--I switched to iWork a year ago and have rarely needed to use Office for anything.

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