Subject: RE: [opendocument-users] simple OO.org document goes awry in MS Office 2007 w/SP2 - what went wrong?
John, there is a setting in OpenOFfice.org for saving all documents in ODF 1.1/1.0 format instead of whatever the OO.o 3.1 implementers mean by ODF 1.2. Have you tried saving your document that way to see whether that is any better for interchange with Office 2007 SP2? Have you tried reading the document into OpenOffice.org 2.4 or any other ODF 1.1-based implementation? I am happy to look at the document file and see if there is anything in its use of ODF that is somehow not covered under ODF 1.1 or is excluded in some way in the ODF Implementation Notes for Office 2007 SP2. (This might be useful to submit to the ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC oic-comment list as well.) - Dennis Dennis E. Hamilton ------------------ NuovoDoc: Design for Document System Interoperability mailto:Dennis.Hamilton@acm.org | gsm:+1-206.779.9430 http://NuovoDoc.com http://ODMA.info/dev/ http://nfoWorks.org -----Original Message----- From: Cody, John (OFT) [mailto:John.Cody@cio.ny.gov] Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 12:41 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [opendocument-users] simple OO.org document goes awry in MS Office 2007 w/SP2 - what went wrong? I have created a very simple text document in OpenOffice.org 3.1. It has text, columns, graphics boxes, and images (real images, not links), and that's all. The images and graphics boxes are anchored to their pages. This was my first time using version 3.1. The OpenOffice program was easy to use, did everything I needed it to, and worked very well. I saved the document as an ODF text document (.odt). I tried opening the document in Microsoft Word 2007 w/SP 2. (Some of the people with whom I will share this document still use that program). Many images are completely missing. Most of the graphics boxes are missing. The spacing and formatting is all shot to heck. Microsoft apparently went to great lengths to ensure its implementation of ODF would correctly interpret ODF documents created in different software programs. It tested hundreds of thousands of documents to ensure compatability. See: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/06/14/testing-office-s-odf-implem entation.aspx But my first test word-processing document went horribly awry, and it is a very simple document. What went wrong? Is there anything I should be doing in particular when I draft documents in OO.org 3.1 that will help the document be interpreted better by MS Office 2007 SP2? I realize these are application-specific questions. But this is a list for users of the Open Document Format, and OO.org is for all practical purposes the reference implementation of ODF, so it seemed appropriate to ask that question here. Thank you for any suggestions, John C. =============================================== John C. Cody, Associate Counsel Office of the NYS Chief Information Officer/NYS Office for Technology http://www.cio.ny.gov<http://www.oft.state.ny.us> [The statements expressed herein are my own and do not necessarily reflect the policies, practices or opinions of my employer or anyone else. Nothing herein constitutes legal advice - if you need legal advice, please consult your own attorney.] ________________________________ This e-mail, including any attachments, may be confidential, privileged or otherwise legally protected. It is intended only for the addressee. If you received this e-mail in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, do not disseminate, copy or otherwise use this e-mail or its attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete the e-mail from your system. --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org