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Open Document Format [30 September 2009]

Are Open Document files supported as well? They are the only open international standard formats freely available to all. I do understand and agree with the need to support the MS formats because of their market saturation. However, it would be very nice to use formats that were designed to foster collaboration and compatibility instead of one company's revenue stream as well. --rharrison 20:03, 21 September 2009 (EDT)

How about converting it to a PDF file? I use Open Office all the time and love it; the question I have with encouraging people to upload open document files is that I'm not sure how well most people would be able to read those files. MS Word 2003 for example can't read them. But it's easy in Open Office to convert documents to PDF files, which are readable by nearly everyone.--Dallan 12:51, 28 September 2009 (EDT)
Its also very easy to convert Open Document files on the fly to PDF. Is PDF supported? If not it should be top of the list to be included next. There are plugins for MS Word 2003 to allow it to open ODF files. Besides its much better to ask someone to use a service or download an application for free to work with ODF files than to ask them to spend hundreds of dollars to work with MS Office 2007 files. There are many applications that support ODF but only one that actually supports .docx well. --rharrison 18:03, 30 September 2009 (EDT)
PDF is a supported format. FWIW, I haven't had much trouble reading .doc files with OO, but I haven't tried .docx (I don't own Office 2007).--Dallan 13:55, 2 October 2009 (EDT)
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