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2014-01-14 23:26:02

Restore Tools, a leading expert in the data recovery industry and one of the major suppliers of compact and powerful data recovery tools for a broad range of popular applications, announced today the availability of a major release of Word Restore Toolbox. This software helps users restore DOCX and DOC files damaged in all kinds of data corruption incidents, and has an intuitive UI that is equally accessible for novices and professionals. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Restore...

2009-05-19 12:17:00

ODF Alliance Finds Substantial Improvements Needed for Real-World Interoperability WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OpenDocument Format (ODF) Alliance today cautioned that serious deficiencies in Microsoft's support for ODF needed to be addressed to ensure greater interoperability with other ODF-supporting software. "Support for ODF represents an important and ongoing test of Microsoft's commitment to real-world interoperability," said ODF Alliance managing director...

2009-05-18 02:01:00

Fraunhofer FOKUS and industry experts collaborate to help organizations test and verify conformance with standardized document formats; updates to additional translator projects unveiled. LONDON, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The variety of software programs and document formats in the market can make it difficult for organizations to exchange data among disparate systems. For example, to carry out their public service, communicate with citizens and operate efficiently, most government...

2009-04-28 11:53:00

ODF Alliance Cautions Governments to Evaluate the New Software to Ensure Sufficient Interoperability WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ODF Alliance today welcomed the release of Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Office 2007, a software update that provides long-awaited support for the OpenDocument Format (ODF), while cautioning governments to evaluate the new software to ensure sufficient interoperability with other ODF-supporting applications. "This action reflects the...

2008-12-16 08:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help foster interoperability among office productivity applications, Microsoft Corp. today published documentation detailing its implementation of OASIS Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.1 support in Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2, currently in beta and scheduled for release next year. Similarly detailed notes about the company's implementation of Open XML (Ecma 376 Edition 1) in Office will follow in the coming weeks....

2008-12-04 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ODF Alliance welcomed the decision by the Federal Government of Germany to implement use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) by federal agencies beginning in 2010. "2008 will end on a high note, with Germany joining the growing ranks of governments that have adopted ODF," said ODF Alliance managing director Marino Marcich. To date, 16 national and 8 provincial governments have now formally recommended or required the use of ODF by government...

2008-11-05 09:00:07

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the launch of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) Toolkit Union, a new open-source software community project organized to make document software more innovative, versatile and useful for business. The ODF Toolkit will use an initial software code contribution from Sun to provide developers with an easy-to-use Application Programming Interface (API) for reading, writing and manipulating ODF documents while accelerating...

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2008-05-22 10:55:00

Officials of the Free Software Foundation have raised questions as to whether Microsoft will follow through with plans to use open document standards.Microsoft said it plans to begin using the Open Document Format (ODF) "sometime next year," implying that it will add support for ODF when it updates Office next year. However, the Free Software Foundation said it still has doubts about how open the company's operating systems will be."It's a step in the right direction but we are skeptical...

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2008-04-02 10:50:00

Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) is set to receive approval by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), causing the format to be adopted as a global standard.News of the decision was leaked on Tuesday prior to an official ISO statement on Wednesday. Microsoft embraced the decision that they hope will even their odds with chief competitor Open Document Format (ODF)."Open XML joins the ranks of PDF, HTML and ODF among the ranks of document formats," said Tom Robertson,...


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