Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office 3.1

ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office that comes with support for Word, Excel and PowerPoint within the 2000, XP and 2003 editions and offers a simple solution for opening ODF files
Office suites can be found almost on every PC because of the tools they bring along when a document, spreadsheet, presentation or database is set to be created, edited or just viewed.

While some of them are compatible with multiple platforms, the majority pick their sides when it comes to running on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux-based operating systems.

Microsoft's office suite is simply called Office and it has a price tag on its box. That made and still make many users look for free software that incorporates the features of this particular suite.

The problem arises when you try to open a non-Microsoft-Office file, such as an Open Office file, and you realize that it cannot be loaded. However, Open Office can easily work with Microsoft Office files.

Since the trend of users that turn to Open Office is continuously rising, the need for a way to open, edit and even save ODF documents within Microsoft Office became essential. Thus, back in 2007, Sun Microsystems (which at that time were developing Open Office) released the first version of their ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office that came with support for Word, Excel and PowerPoint within the 2000, XP and 2003 editions.

Plugin integration for Microsoft's Office 2007 and 2010

Many have complained about its size neglecting the fact that before its arrival, there was no real and simple workaround in this particular matter. The latest iteration of the plugin seamlessly integrates with Microsoft's Office 2007 and 2010, so there can be no complain regarding the compatibility with newer versions of the suite. The conversion of the opened files happens instantly, just like loading a native document within your Office tool.

Bottom line

With Sun's ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office, your Open Office – Microsoft Office compatibility issues are gone. The OpenDocument format is not a stranger to Microsoft's suite anymore and you can start working with Open Office Writer, Calc or Impress documents right away. The plugin also offers PDF export capabilities that come in very handy for earlier versions of Microsoft Office. All in all, this piece of software is a must when dealing with ODF files in a Microsoft Office environment.

Reviewed by on July 16th, 2014


last updated on:
June 29th, 2009, 23:56 GMT
file size:
75.7 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Oracle
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Office tools \ Other Office Tools

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Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office - Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office will help you read, edit and save to the ISO-standard Open Document FormatSun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office - The Save menu of your Microsoft Office applications will now offer the possibility to save into ODF format
What's New in This Release:
  • The new release of the ODF Plugin, version 3.1, supports ODF 1.2 and improves the import and export of ODF files into Microsoft Office, increasing the interoperability of the plugin. Also new to this release is the ability for users to disable the 'Registration and Update' feature. This version supports Microsoft Office 2007 (Service Pack 1 or higher) and is available in 16 different languages.
  • English
  • German
  • French
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Application description

The Sun ODF Plug in for Microsoft Office was designed to give users of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint the abilit...

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