Can the current Open Office (2.2) read Open XML file format by MS Office 2007?  If so, how?

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
Can the current Open Office (2.2) read Open XML file format by MS Office 2007?  If so, how?
Question by:wang0162
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    Not in general.
    There is an extension/translator that can do it but works only with latest Novell editions of OpenOffice: see for info and download

    Author Comment

    Thanks!  do you know if that's open source and is portable to Ubuntu or any other flavor of Linux/Win?    What about future roadmaps?
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    For Windows:
    You can download the Novell edition of OpenOffice here:
    And you can download the OpenXML plugin from the link I already posted.

    For Linux
    OpenSUSE is freely downloadable too. Maybe you can just download OO from OpenSuse repository and try installing it on Ubuntu

    Novell is contributing quite a bit to OpenOffice but I'm not sure is they plan to merge OpenXML back to the main tree

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    Thank you!

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