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  • Happy 2010, now back to 2003.

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rslater@illinois.edu Feb 10, 2010 11:30 am

Very timely post, as John and I where just discussing a similar issue- configuring openCMS to start serving file in the Office 2007 format. We didn't before because we also feared people tossing files out on the web the most people wouldn't be able to access. I'm with you- I think that maybe enough time has passed that we can consider Office 2007 formats as common enough to use- just it time for us to start suppressing use of Office 2010 files! :P

Reply to rslater@illinois.edu at 11:30 am
strutz@illinois.edu Feb 10, 2010 1:33 pm

There has also been a seamless conversion tool for Office 2003 that will open 2007 format files without any problems. You can't save as 2007 format, but that's rarely an issue. Open Office and Star Office (and I think Google Docs) also support the 2007 format. So the real issue is, are we ready to kick Office XP and Office 2000 to the curb? I, for one, welcome our new non-ODF compliant overlords.

Reply to strutz@illinois.edu at 1:33 pm
rslater@illinois.edu Feb 10, 2010 2:17 pm

Do you think ODT support is universal enough to supplant RTF yet? Should we be telling everyone (or forcing it through policies) to make the default file format for all Office Apps be their ODF versions? Or at least ODT for Word (since there seem to still be issues with formulas and some other issues with ODF spreadsheets)?

Reply to rslater@illinois.edu at 2:17 pm