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OpenDocument and MS Office

Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 SP 2 may be the best OpenDocument Presentation editor on the planet. I was editing a poster version of the final paper I wrote for structural equation modeling, and OpenOffice.org Impress was clearly having trouble keeping up.  Happily, I was able to continue the work fine with Powerpoint, even pasting from my ODT-formatted report in OpenOffice.org Writer to my ODP-formatted poster in Powerpoint just fine.

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Between Office 2007 SP2, Windows 7, and Live Mesh, Microsoft is on a roll!

Update: Slashdot links to another take. Apparently, OpenOffice does not properly follow some aspects of the OpenDocument standard, and other vendors have emulated OpenOffice’s behavior instead of the OpenDocument standard. This causes some problems.