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Subject: Re: [office-formula] MS Office "Compatibility Pack" can't read/write spreadsheets (or presentations) in MS XML format

If Microsoft is having these seemingly intractable difficulties moving their own application base to MSECMA, how do they expect the rest of us to enable MSECMA compatibility?


On 11/14/06, David A. Wheeler <dwheeler@dwheeler.com> wrote:
FYI, there appear to be problems with MS' Compatibility Pack.

Microsoft has been telling folks that they can read/write
Microsoft's XML format from older versions of MS Office by
installing a "Compatibility Pack".   However, as reported here:
It turns out that the Compatibility Pack only works with Word XML format,
and _NOT_ Excel spreadsheets or Powerpoint presentations.
The article says that Microsoft is trying to correct this.

I thought several people here would want to know this.

--- David A. Wheeler

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