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Read, Edit, Save Open Documents in Microsoft Office

It is possible to open, edit and save the ISO-standard Open Document Format, such as Open Office, Google Docs in Microsoft Office. This is for the users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. File extensions include .odt (text/word processing), .ods (spreadsheet), and .odp (presentation).

It might not have the same formatting as it did in the original application it was created in. This is because of the differences between applications that use the OpenDocument Format.

Method 1 – For MS Office 2007 users
After you installed MS Office 2007 Service Pack 2 you can open, edit and save documents, spreadsheets and presentations straight in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Method 2 – Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office
This plugin works with Microsoft Office 2000, XP(2002), 2003, 2007 SP1 or higher.
Just download and install the Sun ODF Plugin here.

Method 3 – Online Convertors
You can also try out an online convertor such as Media-Convert or Zamzar.


17 September 2009 - Posted by | Software | , , , , ,

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