Re: The .odt file format
Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera <at> zmsl.com>
2005-11-04 01:44:22 GMT
OpenDocument is supported by OpenOffice, StarOffice, IBM Workplace,
KOffice, Abiword and we know that Corel (Word Perfect) and Gnumeric are
working towards supporting it. There are also projects to add a plugin
for MS Office to read and write OpenDocument files.
In addition, because the format is open, well documented, and actually
quite understandable (for someone who knows XML), you are guaranteed to
never lose your data.
Try this experiment:
1. Change the file extension to .zip
2. Unzip the file (yes, OpenDocument files are just zip files).
3. Grab Notepad and open the file called 'content.xml'
4. Scroll some ways down and you'll see all the document content.
There. As long as we still have text editors around, it will always be
possible to extract the content of the file
Jeffrey W. Jensen wrote:
> I really love the idea of OpenOffice and so far I love using the
> software. Here is one thing that concerns me: In order to use certain
> features, such as hyperlinks to other documents on my hard disk (which I
> use extensively with my client files) I must save in .odt. I notice
> that Microsoft Office cannot open .odt files. I do not plan on going
> back but what happens in the future if the OpenOffice project fizzles