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January 09, 2017

Google News

Владимирских студентов будут обучать на российском ПО - theRunet


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Владимирских студентов будут обучать на российском ПО
theRunet
ВлГУ также станет первым российским ВУЗом, где отменят запрет на сдачу работ в российских непроприетарных форматах, например, ODF (Open Document Format for XML) вместо майкрософтовского Open XML. Отечественные разработки ...

January 09, 2017 10:12 AM

January 05, 2017

Google News

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides: Android-Apps ermöglichen Layoutanpassung ... - GoogleWatchBlog (Blog)


Google Docs, Sheets & Slides: Android-Apps ermöglichen Layoutanpassung ...
GoogleWatchBlog (Blog)
Die einzelnen Apps haben aber auch Update für den Import und Export bekommen: Google Docs kann Dateien nun auch in das EPUB-Format und das OpenDocument-Format exportieren. Beide Formate werden nun auch beim Import unterstützt, allerdings ...

January 05, 2017 06:51 PM

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android get Page setup and ODF/EPUB support - Android Police


Android Police

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android get Page setup and ODF/EPUB support
Android Police
The Android apps for Google Docs can be handy for quick edits, but lack many of the features available through the web app. Today's update for the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android bring a few useful features to mobile. First up, Page setup is ...

January 05, 2017 11:08 AM

G Suite avec support ODF et EPUB sur Android - Génération NT


G Suite avec support ODF et EPUB sur Android
Génération NT
En cours de déploiement, ces dernières ont pour particularité de prendre en charge l'importation et l'exportation de fichiers au format ODF, et ainsi OpenDocument Text (.odt) pour Docs, OpenDocument Spreadsheets (.ods) pour Sheets et OpenDocument ...

January 05, 2017 08:41 AM

January 04, 2017

Google News

David Bowie leads 2016 vinyl sales renaissance - ODF Report


ODF Report

David Bowie leads 2016 vinyl sales renaissance
ODF Report
"They are finding music through streaming and if they love it, they are going out and investing in it in a physical format". At the same time, CD sales and album downloads have continued to fall due to "millennials who've grown up digital", but "chose ...
BPI official UK recorded music market report for 2016BPI
UK vinyl sales reach 25-year highBBC News

all 72 news articles »

January 04, 2017 05:12 AM

Watch New Zealand vs Bangladesh live on TV, online - ODF Report


Watch New Zealand vs Bangladesh live on TV, online
ODF Report
Coming back to New Zealand, then the hosts will be eager to get back to the winning ways in the 50-over format after losing consecutive series to India and Australia. Despite the mammoth target, Bangladesh refused to surrender and half-centuries from ...

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January 04, 2017 02:53 AM

Streaming subscription boom boosts USA music sales - ODF Report


ODF Report

Streaming subscription boom boosts USA music sales
ODF Report
Streaming has clearly won the digital format war, although physical albums remain the biz's biggest sector with 41% of music consumption, and nearly certainly considerably more of retail value. Desiigner had the year's most-streamed song with "Panda." .
2016 U.S. Music Industry Report - BuzzAngle MusicBuzzAngle Music
BuzzAngle Music 2016 U.S. Report | BuzzAngle MusicBuzzAngle Music

all 37 news articles »

January 04, 2017 12:39 AM

January 03, 2017

Google News

Megyn Kelly confirms she is leaving Fox for NBC News - ODF Report


ODF Report

Megyn Kelly confirms she is leaving Fox for NBC News
ODF Report
NBC News had recently been experimenting with a new Sunday night newsmagazine, "Dateline NBC: On Assignment", hosted by Lester Holt in a traditional format with a mix of news and feature stories, a template Kelly is expected to use. Big things are ...
Media|Megyn Kelly's Jump to NBC From Fox News Will Test Her, and the NetworksNew York Times
NBC confirming shortly thereafter. - NbcnewsNbcnews
Megyn Kelly - Over a dozen years ago I started at Fox News... | FacebookFacebook
Wall Street Journal
all 419 news articles »

January 03, 2017 11:55 PM

ODF Wikipedia Page

Engineering grunt: /* Support for OpenDocument */ Fixed typo: form changed to from

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* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract form the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
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** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract from the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
 
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
 
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.

by Engineering grunt at January 03, 2017 10:51 PM

January 02, 2017

Google News

Murray braced for new Djokovic battle - ODF Report


ODF Report

Murray braced for new Djokovic battle
ODF Report
The Briton is preparing for the January 16-29 tournament by competing in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi rather than the mixed team round robin format of the Hopman Cup in Perth which he has favoured for the last two years. "I think ...

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January 02, 2017 12:32 AM

January 01, 2017

Google News

Western Michigan coach calls Group of 5 playoff 'ridiculous' - ODF Report


ODF Report

Western Michigan coach calls Group of 5 playoff 'ridiculous'
ODF Report
Entering the third year of the College Football Playoff format, the top-ranked Group of Five champion has fared well against power conference opponents. The Western Michigan Broncos now sit at 13-0, one of two undefeated teams in the nation, but the ...

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January 01, 2017 12:38 PM

Ponting joins Australia as assistant coach - ODF Report


ODF Report

Ponting joins Australia as assistant coach
ODF Report
Ponting's playing career ended in 2013 - the final leg of which was a season with the Antigua Hawksbills in the Caribbean Premier League - and he has extensive experience with the shortest format. "Add this to his playing and now commentary experiences ...

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January 01, 2017 12:32 PM

PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Premier Badminton League (PBL) 2017 - ODF Report


ODF Report

PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Premier Badminton League (PBL) 2017
ODF Report
"The points format is different but definitely exciting, very different too and I am eagerly waiting to play here", Jorgensen says. It s 11 points. So, every point is important. Whenever I play against Sindhu, I have to give my best to defeat her. The ...

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January 01, 2017 09:36 AM

Price Target Analysis: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) - ODF Report


Price Target Analysis: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)
ODF Report
... will be appointed executive chairman and will shift his focus to innovation, design and development of Starbucks Reserve® Roasteries around the world, expansion of the Starbucks Reserve® retail store format and the company's social impact initiatives.

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January 01, 2017 08:01 AM

Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video - ODF Report


ODF Report

Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video
ODF Report
Facebook first rolled out its Facebook Live feature in August 2015 and launched live 360-degree video earlier this month, broadcasting from the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. Broadcasts taking advantage of this new format will be marked with a ...
Introducing Live 360 Video – MediumMedium
Check out live 360 video on Twitter | Twitter BlogsTwitter Blogs

all 61 news articles »

January 01, 2017 05:25 AM

December 31, 2016

Google News

5 things to know about the Peach Bowl - ODF Report


ODF Report

5 things to know about the Peach Bowl
ODF Report
I'll go with the team that (emerged from, but didn't win on a tiebreaker) the best conference in college football this year. In Browning, the Huskies have the best quarterback Alabama has faced, so it's possible Washington could do some damage through ...

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December 31, 2016 04:01 AM

December 30, 2016

Google News

Serena Williams reveals she's engaged! - ODF Report


ODF Report

Serena Williams reveals she's engaged!
ODF Report
The victor of 22 Grand Slam events announced that she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The 35-year-old victor of 22 grand slam singles titles arrived in New Zealand on Friday morning having penned a poem that she posted - of course - on ...

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December 30, 2016 09:05 AM

Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week - ODF Report


Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week
ODF Report
Target Corporation operates large-format general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States, which include Target and SuperTarget stores. It is primarily engaged in the exploitation, development and acquisition of unconventional oil and ...

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December 30, 2016 02:00 AM

December 29, 2016

Google News

Gov. Cuomo Changes Up State Of The State Format - ODF Report


ODF Report

Gov. Cuomo Changes Up State Of The State Format
ODF Report
Cuomo's office announced his plans Monday to deliver regional State of the State addresses throughout the state during the week of January 9. He has combined his State of the State address with his budget proposal when addressing the Legislature in ...

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December 29, 2016 12:04 PM

HandBrake Video Transcoder Hits Version 1.0.0 After 13 Years of ... - ODF Report


ODF Report

HandBrake Video Transcoder Hits Version 1.0.0 After 13 Years of ...
ODF Report
With the Christmas Eve release the software reached a record being for over 13 years in beta testing. For example, Apple and Google release beta versions of ...
1.0.0 Released - HandBrake: NewsHandBrake: News
HandBrake: NewsHandBrake
HandBrake: DownloadsHandBrake

all 31 news articles »

December 29, 2016 11:28 AM

Infantino plans to increase World Cup teams - ODF Report


ODF Report

Infantino plans to increase World Cup teams
ODF Report
Infantino wants to increase the number of teams playing in the World Cup final tournament from the current 32-team format to 48, with 16 groups of 3. It was gathered also that a change to the 32-team format is unlikely to come in before 2026. The ...

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December 29, 2016 08:52 AM

December 28, 2016

Google News

Federation Internationale de Football Association supports 48 teams in World Cup - ODF Report


ODF Report

Federation Internationale de Football Association supports 48 teams in World Cup
ODF Report
There would be little to no impact on players under the proposed format with the winning team still playing seven games in 32 days as they do in the current 32-team World Cup, the Federation Internationale de Football Association boss argued. According ...

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December 28, 2016 07:26 PM

Listen to Run the Jewels' New Album, 'RTJ3,' A Surprise Christmas Gift - ODF Report


ODF Report

Listen to Run the Jewels' New Album, 'RTJ3,' A Surprise Christmas Gift
ODF Report
It was originally scheduled for a January 13th release but because of the Christmas spirit lingering not so long ago, RTJ3 released their third album on Christmas Eve for zero dollars. You can grab their album on their official site in MP3 format ...
RTJ Visits Portlandia | Did Christmas Come Early?YouTube
Run the Jewels 3 by Run The Jewels on Apple MusiciTunes - Apple
terms of use - Spotify DeveloperSpotify Developer

all 89 news articles »

December 28, 2016 07:22 PM

BP to Buy Woolworths Australian Gas Stations for A$1.785 Billion - ODF Report


ODF Report

BP to Buy Woolworths Australian Gas Stations for A$1.785 Billion
ODF Report
This would be created to leverage its successful and growing "Metro" format, facilitate the preservation and continuation of its 4cpl fuel discount offer and extend its rewards programme. In FY'16, Woolworths Group generated more than $58 billion in ...

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December 28, 2016 01:57 PM

December 21, 2016

Slashdot

LibreOffice Will Have New 'MUFFIN' UI

New submitter iampiti writes: The Document Foundation has announced a new user interface concept for LibreOffice. Users will be able to choose from several toolbar configurations including the "Notebook bar" which is similar to Microsoft Office's ribbon. According to TDF, "The MUFFIN (My User Friendly -- Flexible Interface) represents a new approach to UI design, based on the respect of user needs rather than on the imposition of a single UI to all users"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at December 21, 2016 04:40 PM

December 15, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #15: Open Document Format website

odfThe Open Document Format website is managed by the OpenDoc Society. It is another useful resource for ODF advocates and especially for developers, as it offers an overview of dozens of libraries that make it easy to access content stored in Open Document Format.

The OpenDoc Society is also the organization behind ODF Plugfests, an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard. The goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on lab and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.

December 15, 2016 09:00 PM

December 14, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #14: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC

odf-tcThe website of the OASIS Open Document Format (ODF) for Office Applications Technical Committee is a fundamental resource for all people advocating the standard or deploying it within organizations of any size.

The home page provides the following contents: Announcements from the ODF TC, Overview of the standard document format, ODF TC subcommittees,
TC Liaisons, TC Tools and Approved Publications, Technical Work Produced by the Committee, External Resources, and Mailing Lists and Comments.

In addition, the home page provides links to the ODF TC Charter, Sun’s IPR Statement, FAQs, List of ODF TC Members, Email and Comment Archives, Results of Ballots, and Documents.

December 14, 2016 09:00 PM

December 13, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #13: Oasis Open Document Essentials

odf-essentialsOASIS OpenDocument Essentials is a comprehensive book about the Open Document Format (ODF), published by O’Reilly under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

The book covers the following topics: the Open Document Format; the meta.xml, styles.xml, settings.xml, and content.xml Files; Text Document Basics; Text Documents, Advanced; Spreadsheets; Drawings; Presentations; and Charts.

The book helps to understand how to extract data from Open Document files or how to convert data to Open Document Format, or simply find out how the format works.

December 13, 2016 09:58 PM

December 12, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #12: Rob Weir on ODF

ieee-weirOpen Document Format (ODF) is the native file format of LibreOffice, and of many other enterprise and personal productivity applications. ODF is an XML-based open standard file format for office documents, such as spreadsheets, text documents, and presentations. ODF is application-, platform-, and vendor-neutral, and thereby facilitates broad interoperability of office documents.

ODF is the only true standard file format for office documents, but is still lesser known than proprietary file formats, although countries such as UK, France, the Netherlands and Sweden in Europe and Taiwan in Asia have recognized it as the preferred file format for government documents. If you want to get an overview of ODF characteristics, this article from Rob Weir is one of the best starting points.

Rob Weir has been a leading member of the ODF Technical Committee (TC) at OASIS. In 2009, when he has published the article, he was co-chair of the OASIS ODF TC, as well as a member of the OASIS ODF Adoption TC and the OASIS ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC, and a representative in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC34 for the US.

December 12, 2016 09:19 PM

Miklos Vajna: Signing existing PDF files in LibreOffice

TL;DR: see above — it’s now possible signing existing PDF files and also verify those signatures in LibreOffice 5.3.

The problem

LibreOffice already made it possible to digitally sign PDF files as part of the PDF export, so in case you had e.g. ODF documents and exported them to PDF, optionally a single digital signature could be added as part of the export process. This is now much improved. First, thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Defense in cooperation with Nou&Off who made this work possible.

A user can already use an other application to verify that signature or sign an already existing PDF file. The idea is to allow doing these from inside LibreOffice, directly.

Results

As it can be seen above, now the Digital Signatures dialog not only works for ODF and OOXML files, but also for PDF files. If the file has been signed, then the dialog performs verifications of that signature. Signatures are also verified on opening any signed PDF file.

I’ve also extended the user interface a bit, so that signing an existing PDF file is easy, similarly how exporting to PDF is easier than exporting to a random other file format. There is now a new File → Digital signatures → Sign exiting PDF menu item to open a PDF file for signing:

When that happens the infobar has a dedicated button to open the Digital Signatures dialog, and also going into editing mode triggers a warning dialog, as going read-write is not needed to be able to sign a document:

And that’s basically it, after you open a PDF file in Draw, you can do the usual digital signature operations on the file, just like it already works for previously supported file formats.

Details

What follows is something you can probably skip if you’re a user — however if you’re a developer and you want to understand how the above is implemented, then read on. ;-)

PDF tokenizer

The signing feature in ODF/OOXML is implemented by working directly on the ZIP storage in xmlsecurity/. This means that in the PDF case it’s necessary to work on the PDF file directly, except that we had no such PDF tokenizer ready to be used.

Code under xmlsecurity/source/pdfio/ now is such a tokenizer that can extract info from PDF files and can also add incremental updates at the end of the file, this way we can make sure adding a signature to a file won’t loose existing content in the file. This is fundamentally different form the usual load-edit-save workflow, when we convert the file into a document model, and work on that.

Verification of signatures

Previously LO was only able to generate signatures, not verify them. I’ve implemented PDF signature verification using both NSS and CryptoAPI, so all Windows, Linux and macOS are covered. I have to admit that the initial verification was much easier with CryptoAPI. Until I hit corner-cases, I could use an API that’s well-documented and is higher level than NSS. (I don’t have to support different hash types explicitly, for example.)

When I added support for non-detached signatures, that changed the situation a bit:

 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

was the NSS patch, and

 1 file changed, 104 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

was the CryptoAPI patch.

Signing existing files

Signing an existing file means tokenizing a document, figuring out how an incremental update should look like for that file, writing an incremental update that has a placeholder for the actual signature (a PKCS#7 blob, where the input is just the non-placeholder parts of the document as binary data), and finally filling in the placeholder with the actual signature.

For the last step, I could reuse code from the PDF export (modulo fixing bugs like tdf#99327). For the other steps, the tokenizer remembers the input offset / length for the given token, this way it’s relatively easy to create incremental updates. You can add new objects or update new objects in such an incremental update, and this source tracking feature allows copying even the unchanged parts of updated objects verbatim.

PDF 1.5+

Everything becomes a bit more complicated once I started to handle not only LO-generated PDF-1.4, but also newer PDF versions. I think this is important, as Adobe Acrobat creates PDF 1.6 by default today, which has a number of new features (I think all of them were actually introduced in PDF-1.5) that affects the tokenizer:

  • xref stream: instead of an ASCII xref table ("table of contents") at the end of the file, it’s now possible to write the binary equivalent of this as an xref stream. Because the binary version can describe more features we must also write an updated xref stream (and not an xref table) when the import already had an xref stream.

  • object streams: it’s now possible to write multiple objects inside the stream section of a single object in binary form. The tokenizer is necessary to be able to read these objects and also roundtripping (source tracking) should work not only with physical file offsets, but also inside such compressed streams where the offset is no longer just a number inside the input file. (It’s OK to write the updated objects outside object streams, still.)

  • stream predictors: this is a concept from the PNG format, but also used in PDF when compressing the xref stream. See the spec for the gory details, but in short it’s not enough that instead of plaintext you have to deal with binary compressed data, you also have to filter the data before actually parsing the file offsets, and the filter is defined not in terms of object IDs and file offsets, but in terms of adjacent pixels, since it’s documented in the PNG spec. :-) (To be close to the Adobe output, we also apply such predictors when writing compressed xref streams.)

User Interface

In addition to be UI changes already mentioned above, one more improvement I did is that now the Digital Signatures dialog has a new column to show the signature type. This is either XML-DSig (for ODF/OOXML) or PDF.

Testing

I’ve added an integration test in the existing CppunitTest_xmlsecurity_signing to have coverage for the small new code that calls into xmlsecurity/ from sfx2/ in case of PDF files. But fortunately because all other code in xmlsecurity/ was new, I could do unit testing in CppunitTest_xmlsecurity_pdfsigning for the rest of the features.

Needless to say that invoking the PDF tokenizer + signature creator/verifier directly is much quicker than loading a full PDF file into Draw, just to see the signature status. ;-)

Summary

If you want to try these out yourself, get a daily build and play with it! This work is part of both master or libreoffice-5-3, so those builds are of interest. Happy testing! :-)

December 12, 2016 09:11 AM

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #11: ODF vs OOXML

odf_220-03aAndy Updegrove is a standards advocate, and has supported ODF since its inception. He is the author of Consortium Info, and of the related blog about standards.

Between November 2007 and January 2008 he has summarized in a series of five blog posts what he has defined “a standards war of truly epic proportions: the ongoing (at the time), ever expanding, still escalating conflict between ODF and OOXML, a battle that is playing out across five continents and in both the halls of government and the marketplace alike”.

It is an interesting reading, especially if you are involved in ODF today and miss the historic background:

Chapter 1: War of the Words (an eBook in Process)

Chapter 2: Products, Innovation and Market Share

Chapter 3: What a Difference a Decade Can Make

Chapter 4: Eric Kriss, Peter Quinn and the ETRM

Chapter 5: Open Standards

December 12, 2016 08:20 AM

DocXpresso

Docxpresso API Core v3.0 Release Notes

Docxpresso API Core v3.0 Release Notes admindocxp Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:11

We are happy to announce the launch of DOCXPRESSO API Core v3.0.

DOCXPRESSO v3.0 comes bundle with new features that will help you to generate beatiful business reports and general purpose document even easier than before.

Besides a bunch of minor improvements and bug fixes in the core functionality of the library, v3.0 incorporates new and useful methods and a full new subpackage ODF2HTML5 responsible for converting Office documents into W3C compliant HTML5 + CSS.

Templates

When introducing placeholder variables in a template using MS Word it may happen that they are internally torn apart by the MS Word editor, thus breaking the proper functioning of the replace method.

Although this problem can be circumvented by carefully rewriting the variable, we have introduced a new repairVariables method that eliminates the need to do so.

By running the repairVariables method on any Docxpresso template you will make sure that the integrity of the included variables is always preserved.

With version 3.0 we have also introduced partial support for .odp (the Open Document Format version of .pptx and .ppt files) so you can now replace placeholder variables, clone and remove chunks of contents in your "presentation" files.

ODF2HTML5

This new subpackage allows for the conversion of documents into HTML5 + CSS with native support for:

  • Nicely formatted text
  • Headings (numbered)
  • Tables
  • Links and bookmarks
  • Nested lists with sophisticated numberings
  • Images
  • Textboxes
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Headers and Footers
  • Tables of contents (TOCs)
  • Charts
  • Comments
  • Math equations
  • Drop caps
  • Office SmartArt and forms (partial)
  • Support for Right-To-Left languages
  • And much more...

Samples

We also have included in the downloadable package a samples folder with close to 100 scripts that illustrate the functionality of the library.

These samples are the perfect starting point to get you acquainted with Docxpresso functionality and they also can serve you as a basis to start building your own scripts.

by admindocxp at December 12, 2016 08:11 AM

December 11, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Mike Kaganski: My first hack-(rest-of-the)-week at Collabora

I must say that I’ve been attentive reader of TDF feeds almost from the very beginning of its history, when I couldn’t think to develop for LibreOffice. And reading posts of developers, where they described what they had done at their hack-weeks at SUSE, made me really envy them…

So here is my first hack-(rest-of-the)-week at Collabora Productivity! That’s cool!

And when it happened, it turned out that I need to finish a work that I started this week. What a pity! Well, the task itself was really interesting, and I’m glad that it is in a close-to-be-finished form in gerrit… but still. So, only hack-weekend 🙂

As I didn’t have that much time, I couldn’t afford doing something big and lengthy. So I turned to my favorite topic: SAXParseException.

Here I need to tell you what is it. Until LibreOffice 5.0.4, many errors in XML that LibreOffice reads were simply silently ignored. Note that both LO’s native format, ODF, as well as its most popular competitor, OOXML, are XML formats. It means that the file could be read incorrectly, some data could be dropped, some bugs could go unnoticed, but file opened as if everything was OK. Data loss could go unnoticed.

In January 2015, two days before my daughter’s 3rd birthday , a named hero Michael Stahl took required steps and committed a patch that put that madness to end. Now every error in the XML data that LO reads is reported to user as famous SAXParseException. This annoys users, but it yells loudly “Fix me!”, and it has already enabled us to find and fix quite a number of errors that previously went unnoticed.

So, I must say that I like to hack on these bugs. But since I started to work full-time as developer, I had not that much time for them. And now I took bug 99227 for the rest of my hack-week.

It turned out to be LibreOffice OOXML export filter fault, that caused loss of drawings in footnotes/endnotes. It also created an invalid XML, which was caught on following import, telling that it found “Extra content at the end of the document”.

I’m happy to say that the patch is on its way (it’s on review, and after some rounds of fixing my evident mistakes pointed out by merciless reviewers, it will be pushed).

It may seem odd that I feel so enthusiastic about changing hacking on LO by … hacking on LO. 🙂 But actually, my daily work is so great, I really love it! and being able to choose tasks myself is the only part that I miss sometimes… and that I get now.

Thanks to Collabora Productivity, to all fellow hackers, and thank you for reading this 🙂


December 11, 2016 07:05 PM

Naruhiko Ogasawara: LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12 had finished successfully! (quick update)

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12, Japanese annual LibreOffice conference, had finished yesterday with great success!

LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12 group photo

The word "Kaigi" is a Japanese word "会議," means "conference."  The name means not only Japanese "regional," but also "Japanese users specific."

Around 25 people gathered, and enjoyed several talks (ODF migration, LibreOffice/ODF and styles, maintaing Math and Japanese translation), Lightning talks and a panel discussion.

At the same venue, Japanese Debian guys run their own mini Debian conference, and we had a party together!

Both of Debian and LibreOffice folks enjoyed party

I promise I will write a report in detail near future, but in this article, I want to let you know we totally enjoyed the Kaigi and everyone feels happy.

Thank you for all speakers (especially Mr. Franklin Weng as the keynote speaker), attendees and staffs.  And many thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

- Cybozu Inc. (venue)
- i-Craft Corp. (party)

by Naruhiko Ogasawara (noreply@blogger.com) at December 11, 2016 05:22 AM

December 10, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #10: ODF Guide for Migrations to LibreOffice

rio-grande-os-implementation-guideODF Guide, a reference document for open standards implementation” (PDF) has been published in July 2015 by Governo do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, General Department, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

The 70 page document has been edited by Gustavo Buzzati Pacheco, a long time member of the Brasilian community, and now a member of TDF Membership Committee.

After a lengthy introduction about LibreOffice, the book focuses on three key aspects of a migration: planning, execution and support. At the end, three annexes: forms (with LibreOffice), shortcut keys and training programs.

December 10, 2016 08:00 PM

December 09, 2016

Google News

Fragen & Antworten: Office-Apps - c't


c't

Fragen & Antworten: Office-Apps
c't
Für iPhone und iPad ist uns keine App bekannt, die das OpenDocument Format (ODF) unterstützt. TextMaker kann ODF-Dateien auf Android-Geräten öffnen, aber nicht speichern. Die beiden anderen SoftMaker-Apps PlanMaker und Presentations können mit ...

December 09, 2016 11:03 PM

December 08, 2016

www.opendocsociety.org

New ODF testing method uncovers flaws in office suites

Press release

A graphic logo of the 2016 ODF Plugfest featuring some icons of the city of ParisOpenDoc Society held its 12th ODF Plugtest on 16 and 17 November 2017, hosted in Paris by the French Ministry of Finance and POSS. Delegates came from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UK, Ukraine, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, United States and Belgium. They represented application vendors, standards bodies, governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament.

The ODF Plugfest aims to improve interoperability among applications that use the Open Document Format (ODF), which is an open standard created by OASIS that is supported by most productivity tools in the market today and is mandatory for use by governments throughout the world. It is also published as an international standard, as ISO/IEC 26300. This edition of the ODF Plugfest featured a new testing infrastructure for the creation and excution of ODF autotests, partly financed by the Dutch government. Prior to the plugfest, developers had already submitted a significant set of tests to the server. The ODF Plugfest focused on triaging these tests, running them, analysing their results, creating new tests, identifying additional features to be tested and improving the test methodology.

One of the tests revealed that a number of established office suites lose heading hierarchy when opening and saving a document in ODF format, due to flaws in the alignment of their own legacy formats and the ODF standard. Loss of hierarchical structure makes a document far less accessible to disabled users who rely upon assistive technologies such as reading software or braille outputs to navigate through documents. The uncovered flaw damages common functionality for all users, such as the generation of tables of content but also influences automated content classification and information retrieval.

The flaws discovered are a testament to the importance and effectiveness of the new testing methodology we have adopted, says Michiel Leenaars of OpenDoc Society. Losing document information which is so critical to people with disabilities should be considered a major shortcoming of any application. One key aspect of moving from vendor-specific legacy file formats to ODF as a global office standard is that we are able to uncover this kind of significant data loss. Now the three vendors involved can get to work and improve the implementation in their products.

The testers also found other issues, for example with the way that applications treat Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese language with vertical writing, or how applications process colours in different and sometimes unexpected ways.

These results show that even digitally born documents are not safe for future generations as long as we don't modernise the tools we work with, says Jos van den Oever, co-chair of the ODF Technical Committee and member of the UNESCO Persist Technical Taskforce. Van den Oever, an expert on document formats employed by the Netherlands government, is the architect behind the new testing framework. The fact shows that we have to be careful which tools we adopt, if we care about our information in the long term. The fact that the visual appearance is consistent between the original documents and the damaged documents makes these particular flaws even more treacherous. Merely opening and saving in the wrong office application is enough to cause permanent damage to user documents, and the end user cannot actually see the difference.

 


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December 08, 2016 09:40 AM

December 05, 2016

Apache OpenOffice Blog

Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 17, Brussels 4-5 Feb 2017

FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2017, it will be held on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5.

As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly organized by Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice, on Saturday, February 4, in room 4.401 in Building K (from 10:30AM to 6:30PM). The shared devroom gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or the ODF document format, on topics such as code, extensions, localization, QA, UX, tools and adoption related cases. This is a unique opportunity to show new ideas and developments to a wide technical audience. Please do keep in mind, though, that product pitches are not allowed at FOSDEM.

Length of talks should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes, as we would like to have questions after each presentation, and to fit as many presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool at https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17

While filing your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself (name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be already stored at Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event”, then make sure to select the “Open Document Editors” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, please contact ode-devroom-manager-AT-fosdem.org.

The deadline is Monday, December 5th, 2016. Accepted speakers will be notified by Sunday, December 11th, 2016. The DevRoom schedule will be published on the same day.

Recording Permission

The talks in the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be audio and video recorded, and possibly streamed live too.

In the “Submission notes” field, please indicate that you agree to have your presentation recorded and published under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). For example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to be recorded and to have recordings - including slides and other presentation related documents - published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International License. Sincerely, Name”.

by pescetti at December 05, 2016 06:01 PM

The Document Foundation Planet

December 04, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #4: ODF Guidance by UK Cabinet Office (2)

downloadInformation on the ODF standard and how to move your organization to ODF-compliant document solutions

The document has been forked in a textual format (Pandoc’s Markdown) by Paolo Dongilli, to keep track of versions and changes, correct typos, add new content and easily fork it for localization purposes. It is available on GitHub: https://github.com/paolodongilli/ODF-Guidance.

This guidance gives general information on the standard, as well as more detailed information for chief technology officers and government procurement officers.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction to Open Document Format (ODF)
  2. Procure ODF solutions
  3. Base ODF solutions on user needs
  4. Validators and compliance testing
  5. Platforms and devices
  6. Accessibility
  7. Privacy and security
  8. Avoid macros in documents
  9. Integrate ODF with enterprise tools
  10. Extensions, plugins and custom solutions
  11. Collaborate on documents
  12. Change tracking in ODF
  13. Embed fonts in ODF documents
  14. Corporate styles and templates
  15. ODF spreadsheets and formulas
  16. Support and training
  17. Overview of productivity software
  18. Costs and benefits of ODF

December 04, 2016 10:06 PM

December 03, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Advent Resource #3: ODF Guidance by UK Cabinet Office (1)

downloadIn July 2014, the UK government has selected Open Document Format (ODF) – LibreOffice native document format, officially published as international ISO/IEC standard 26300 on November 30, 2006 – as the standard for editable office documents to be used across all government offices.

The documents in this collection (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/open-document-format-odf-guidance) look at the ODF standard and related procurement issues. These include how to make sure applications and services dealing with editable documents are ODF-compliant.

There are four documents in the collection: 1. Open Document Format (ODF): an introduction; 2. Open Document Format (ODF): procurement; 3. Open Document Format (ODF): user needs; and 4. Open Document Format (ODF): validators and compliance testing. They are a useful resource for all LibreOffice advocates.

December 03, 2016 09:41 PM

December 02, 2016

Google News

LibreOffice: como salvar documentos com a extensão DOCX por padrão - Tecmundo


Tecmundo

LibreOffice: como salvar documentos com a extensão DOCX por padrão
Tecmundo
O LibreOffice é uma alternativa de código aberto para o Microsoft Office que muita gente prefere utilizar por diversos motivos, desde praticidade até custo. Arquivos salvos pelo software livre carregam, por padrão, a extensão ODF (Open Document Format ...

December 02, 2016 03:45 AM

December 01, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

LibreOffice Spanish Blog: Lo que vendrá con LibreOffice 5.3: ¡soporte OpenType completo!

Bueno, las cosas hay que decirlas: esto me ha tomado realmente por sorpresa.

Todo comienza con un tema en ask.libreoffice que apunta a un antiguo reporte donde Khaled Hosny (mantiene las fuentes tipográficas Libertinus) comenta lo siguiente:

Features can now be controlled for OpenType fonts in the same syntax as Graphite features. Proper ODF support and UI are still missing.

Es decir, «[las] funciones pueden ahora ser controladas para fuentes OpenType con la misma sintaxis que las funciones Graphite. Todavía falta un soporte ODF apropiado y una interfaz gráfica».

Y bueno, que no quedaba otra que descargar una versión de desarrollo y probarlo por mi mismo.

Efectivamente ¡FUNCIONA!

libo530-opentype

Para aprovechar las funciones OpenType avanzadas es necesario conocer su «etiqueta», para lo cual la página de Dario Taraborelli es una referencia insustituible. La sintaxis es la siguiente

Nombre Fuente:etiqueta

Por ejemplo, para activar el primer set estilístico (ss01) de Kleymissky escribimos como nombre de fuente

Kleymissky:ss01

Para activar las verdaderas versalitas (smcp) en EBGaramond 12

EB Garamond 12:smcp

Ligaduras históricas, swash, fracciones… todo lo que he probado hasta ahora funciona perfectamente. ¡Incluso se pueden combinar funciones separándolas con un &!

EB Garamond 12:swsh&hlig

Utilizará simultáneamente swash y ligaduras históricas.

Ciertamente al abrir un archivo creado en 5.3 con una versión anterior las etiquetas OpenType serán ignoradas, pero al volver a 5.3 todo estará en su lugar.

¡Impresionante!

December 01, 2016 03:01 AM

November 28, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

Tomstra: /* Adoption */ Added Latvia

Adoption: Added Latvia

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** [[Latvia]]<ref>{{cite web |title=Elektronisko dokumentu izstrādāšanas, noformēšanas, glabāšanas un aprites kārtība valsts un pašvaldību iestādēs un kārtība, kādā notiek elektronisko dokumentu aprite starp valsts un pašvaldību iestādēm vai starp šīm iestādēm un fiziskajām un juridiskajām personām |url=http://likumi.lv/ta/id/111613-elektronisko-dokumentu-izstradasanas-noformesanas-glabasanas-un-aprites-kartiba-valsts-un-pasvaldibu-iestades-un-kartiba-kada-n...#p-373012 |accessdate= 28 November 2016}}</ref>
 
** [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web |title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list |url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
 
** [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web |title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list |url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
 
** [[Poland]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20120000526 |title=Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 12 kwietnia 2012 r. w sprawie Krajowych Ram Interoperacyjności, minimalnych wymagań dla rejestrów publicznych i wymiany informacji w postaci elektronicznej oraz minimalnych wymagań dla systemów teleinformatycznych |publisher=Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych |date= |accessdate=2016-05-17}}</ref>
 
** [[Poland]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20120000526 |title=Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 12 kwietnia 2012 r. w sprawie Krajowych Ram Interoperacyjności, minimalnych wymagań dla rejestrów publicznych i wymiany informacji w postaci elektronicznej oraz minimalnych wymagań dla systemów teleinformatycznych |publisher=Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych |date= |accessdate=2016-05-17}}</ref>

by Tomstra at November 28, 2016 09:46 AM

The Document Foundation Planet

Florian Effenberger: LibreOffice am LinuxDay Vorarlberg 2016

Jedes Jahr kurz vor Weihnachten, meistens am Samstag vor dem ersten Advent, findet in Dornbirn der LinuxDay Vorarlberg statt, der zahlreiche Besucher aus Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und aus Liechtenstein anzieht.

Auch LibreOffice war in diesem Jahr natürlich wieder mit einem eigenen Stand von der Partie, betreut von Robert, Alex, Lothar und mir. Neben der aktuellen LibreOffice-Version hatten wir auch Bücher, Broschüren, Flyer, Sticker, unseren Jahresbericht und zahlreiche weitere Materialien im Gepäck. Insbesondere die Kulis rissen uns die Besucher förmlich aus der Hand, manch einer nicht ohne die Frage, ob man damit auch im OpenDocument-Format schreiben kann. 😉

Stefan hat zudem einen Workshop abgehalten, bei dem er Anwender in die Tiefen der Textverarbeitung eingeführt hat.

<figure class="wp-caption aligncenter" id="attachment_291" style="width: 840px">LibreOffice-Stand am LinuxDay Vorarlberg 2016<figcaption class="wp-caption-text">LibreOffice-Stand am LinuxDay Vorarlberg 2016</figcaption></figure>

Für mich gehört der LinuxDay zum Jahresausklang mittlerweile einfach dazu und ich bin jedes Jahr gerne in Dornbirn zu Gast. Vielen Dank an alle Organisatoren für euren großartigen Einsatz und eine tolle Veranstaltung und natürlich an alle Helfer am Stand für euer Engagement – es war ein toller Tag!

Ich freu mich schon darauf, 2017 wieder in Dornbirn zu Besuch zu sein.

November 28, 2016 08:05 AM

November 26, 2016

Google News

Top 3 besplatnih alternativa za Microsoft Office, i jedna više - Racunalo.com (Priopćenje za štampu)


Top 3 besplatnih alternativa za Microsoft Office, i jedna više
Racunalo.com (Priopćenje za štampu)
Spomenimo kako alat također podržava sve Microsoftove formate, kao i ODF (Open Document Format). Čak navodno podržava više formata u odnosu na MS Office, čak radi i s Apple Keynote 6. top-3-besplatnih-alternativa-za-microsoft-office-03 ...

November 26, 2016 07:51 PM

November 22, 2016

Google News

Top 3 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office - VR-Zone


VR-Zone

Top 3 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office
VR-Zone
The 3 tools LibreOffice has, Writer – Word, Calc – Excel, Impress – PowerPoint are excellent tools that are touted to have the same full power of Office, supporting all Microsoft compatibility and ODF as well. It actually does better than Office with ...

November 22, 2016 02:12 PM

November 20, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Mike Kaganski: Integrating LibreOffice with SharePoint – part 2

In my previous post, I discuss LibreOffice‘s CMIS integration with SharePoint. This post, as promised, is dedicated to WebDAV method of accessing SharePoint servers from LibreOffice.

Basic WebDAV support is already present in LibreOffice, which inherits it from OpenOffice.org. You may put SharePoint URL into OS’s File Open dialog, and browse and open documents as if they were on local file system. But to claim SharePoint WebDAV support, LibreOffice should provide ease of use no less than its competitors.

Existing users of MS Office are used to access the documents on SharePoint server using web browser integration. This allows to navigate to a document and open it in associated office program simply clicking on its link on web page, or using the page’s options to check-out document, open it for reading, etc. A document that is open this way isn’t downloaded by browser to be opened by application locally, but is open by office application via WebDAV, thus presenting easy way to work with document, including saving your work to proper place automatically. This integration is now available for all modern browsers (the level of feature support vary, though).

sp-webdav1

There are two mechanisms used to enable such integration. The first (and older) one is using ActiveX control/browser plugin. This method works for IE (classic mode) using OpenDocuments ActiveX control (and also used to work for Firefox and Chrome using NPAPI plugin, but since NPAPI was deprecated, it doesn’t work there anymore). In essence, a JavaScript click handler on the page instantiates the control, and then uses its methods to open the document with corresponding application in required mode. With all implied security considerations.

The second (newer) method is using custom URI schemes. This requires that corresponding URI handler be registered in OS/browser, and the handler application be able to recognize these URIs and extract actual WebDAV URIs required to access the document on server from them.

Both methods were lately addressed in LibreOffice development by Collabora Productivity. To implement first method, a custom ActiveX control was coded, and is now awaiting review on gerrit.

To utilize SharePoint custom URIs, LibreOffice was taught to recognize MS Office’s existing custom URIs. This is required to allow using LibreOffice to open MS Office’s documents from SharePoint on those computers that don’t have MS Office installed. But that’s not enough; we should be able to treat ODF independently, e.g. to allow for configurations where both LibreOffice and MS Office co-exist on a workstation, and must handle their respective native formats. To achieve that, we introduced our own custom URI scheme, vnd.libreoffice.command. Now LibreOffice can accept any of these URIs, and successfully open the document in proper mode.

But for LibreOffice to open them, these URIs must be passed to it from the SharePoint web page. We added registration of our own custom URI handler into installer for Windows OS, and also we now register LibreOffice as MS Office URIs handler if user chooses to register MS formats to open with LibreOffice.

If you choose to use the second (custom URI) integration method, and you don’t need MS Office as handler for DOCXs, PPTXs etc., then you don’t need to configure your SharePoint server for that to work. All that you need is to install recent enough LibreOffice (v.5.3+), and configure it at installation time to open MS Office files.

But if you choose either first method (ActiveX), or second method with coexisting LibreOffice/MS Office workstations, then you will need to configure SharePoint server for that. In both cases, you will need to edit DOCICON.xml file, that  may be found in server’s %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\XX\TEMPLATE\XML. This is an XML file, and we should edit sub-elements of ByExtension element. Such sub-element has the following syntax:

<Mapping Key="odt" Value="icodt.png" EditText="LibreOffice" OpenControl="LOSPSupport.OpenDocuments" OpenApp="vnd.libreoffice.command"/>
  • Key = file extension
  • Value = icon file
  • EditText = Text on “Edit with application” UI button – required for edit option. Optional.
  • OpenControl = ActiveX OpenDocuments control name (currently IE 32-bit only). Optional.
  • OpenApp = custom URI scheme to handle this. Independent from and appears to have priority over OpenControl. Available in 2013 SP1. Optional.

You should use either OpenControl or OpenApp, depending on which integration method you have chosen. Do it for those extensions that you want to be handled by LibreOffice. Of course, you should backup the file prior to modifying it.

After you have made all necessary modifications, to activate the settings, you need to restart IIS. To do that, you may execute command iisreset from the server’s administrator command line.

That’s it, if you did everything right, LibreOffice should now seamlessly integrate with SharePoint website, and be automatically launched when you choose to open files from there, without downloading the file to local machine first.

This is the second of two posts that discuss the current state of SharePoint integration support in LibreOffice. Thank you for reading, and enjoy the best free office suite ever!


November 20, 2016 04:13 PM

November 17, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Michael Meeks: 2016-11-17 Thursday.

  • Up early; to the venue, admired Thorsten talking his way in without a badge; enjoyed live translation, prepped for my talk, spoke about LibreOffice / Collabora Online:
    Hybrid PDF - Collabora / LibreOffice Online
  • Wandered the show floor, good to meet the Pydio guys again, meet Philippe, Arnaud, Eric, and many other stirling French LibreOffice guys. Back to the ODF track, enjoyed some talks, lunch. More wandering around, sat in the Tesla gull-wing thing on the show-floor for a bit with Nicholas - interesting.
  • Eventually caught the Eurostar home; some hackery on the train.

November 17, 2016 09:00 PM

Google News

IPTC Releases Comprehensive Controlled Vocabularies for SportsML 3.0 Standard - U.S. Politics Today


IPTC Releases Comprehensive Controlled Vocabularies for SportsML 3.0 Standard
U.S. Politics Today
"Terms defined in another format such as ODF can easily live beside SportsML terms -- as well as any other proprietary format -- so that an organisation can build a repository of knowledge of all the different sports-data formats," Kelly said. Another ...

November 17, 2016 01:09 PM

November 16, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Michael Meeks: 2016-11-16 Wednesday.

  • Unwound home router failure with awesome remote tech-support from J. -- nice. Train to the Finance Ministry. After a detour to an un-related conference - complete with some fine food, managed to find the room eventually. ODF plug-festy sort of things for much of the day - caught up with some interesting people. Churned through E-mail, and created slides and demo for tomorrow. Out to a curious vegetarian restaurant. Walked back to Gare de Nord, stayed up for a late drink with Thorsten, fun; bed.

November 16, 2016 09:00 PM

Google News

Sachin Tendulkar visits adopted village, calls for clean, healthy, Swachh Bharat - Firstpost


Firstpost

Sachin Tendulkar visits adopted village, calls for clean, healthy, Swachh Bharat
Firstpost
Also, the icing on the cake is, it (PR Kandrika) is being declared ODF (open defecation free) village. "That couldn't have happened without your support, without your will and desire to achieve certain things," he said. The Rajya .... Joe Root may be ...

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November 16, 2016 04:41 PM

November 14, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Naruhiko Ogasawara: LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12


Short notice,

We, Japanese LibreOffice community, are preparing the"LibreOffice Kaigi 2016.12" on 10th Dec. (Sat), the annual LibreOffice meetup in Japan.

  • Date/Time: 10th Dec. (Sat), 13:00-18:00 JST
  • Venue: Cybozu Inc. (Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower 27F, Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
  • Fee: free (NOT includes the party at the same night)

The name of the event was renewed, from "LibreOffice mini Conference Japan", to emphasize it is not only "geographically local" but "language local."  "Kaigi" is a Japanese word means "conference" or "meeting."

We will invite Mr. Franklin Weng, who leads Taiwan government's ODF / LibreOffice migration, as the keynote speaker.   We believe that his talk will be a perfect gift for Japanese LibreOffice users.

The whole programs will be in Japanese (except the keynote; we will prepare the Japanese slide though), but of course, every non-Japanese speakers are welcome.

We'll co-organize the party after the conference with Debian Japanese community; they'll also have a conference exact a same venue :).  And we'll have a HackFest on 11th Dec. (Sun) at the same venue.

See you at Nihonbashi!

by Naruhiko Ogasawara (noreply@blogger.com) at November 14, 2016 04:43 AM

November 10, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Michael Meeks: 2016-11-10 Thursday.

  • Worked through tasks; Lunch. Partner call, chat with Mike, paperwork. Worked late.
  • Saddened to get a tip-off from a friend of a Licolnshire UK employee sending a message with a signature starting thus:
    ----------------------------------------- Note: We are a Microsoft Office site. Our base version is 2010. Please make sure that files you send can be read in this format.
    followed of course by all manner of other legal boilerplate. I guess it's a damning indictment of another products' interoperability with itself too; hey ho. It is amazing to see how government policy around ODF meets reality.

November 10, 2016 06:45 PM

November 08, 2016

Google News

Italijanska vojska izbrala LibreOffice in Windows 10 - Računalniške Novice


Računalniške Novice

Italijanska vojska izbrala LibreOffice in Windows 10
Računalniške Novice
Italijansko ministrstvo za obrambo je pred časom na presenečenje mnogih napovedalo, da bo v naslednjih nekaj letih pisarniški paket Microsoft Office v celoti nadomestilo z odprtokodnim orodjem LibreOffice. S tem bo dokumentni format ODF postal uradni ...

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November 08, 2016 01:20 PM

Report: Microsoft reaches an agreement with Italian defence ministry to deploy Windows 10 - MSPoweruser


MSPoweruser

Report: Microsoft reaches an agreement with Italian defence ministry to deploy Windows 10
MSPoweruser
The Italian military last year announced that they are moving away from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defence expects to save between 26 and 29 million Euro over the next few years by migrating ...

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November 08, 2016 09:06 AM

November 07, 2016

Google News

Il Ministero della Difesa italiano punta su Windows 10 - TuttoWindows (Blog)


TuttoWindows (Blog)

Il Ministero della Difesa italiano punta su Windows 10
TuttoWindows (Blog)
Ricordiamo che il nostro esercito lo scorso anno ha annunciato di avere deciso di allontanarsi dalla suite Microsoft Office per puntare su LibreOffice e l'Open Document Format (ODF): il Ministero della Difesa si aspetta di risparmiare tra i 26 ed i 29 ...

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November 07, 2016 07:18 PM

Коммерческая версия LibreOffice Online получила инструменты для совместной работы - PC Week/RE


PC Week/RE

Коммерческая версия LibreOffice Online получила инструменты для совместной работы
PC Week/RE
Онлайн-пакет поддерживает Open Document Format (ODF) — открытый формат документов для хранения и обмена редактируемыми офисными документами. Некоторые пользователи рассматривают LibreOffice Online как бесплатную ...

November 07, 2016 07:35 AM

November 04, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: FOSDEM Call for Papers: Open Document Editors DevRoom

fosdemFOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2017, it will be held on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5.

As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly organized by Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice, on Saturday, February 4, in room 4.401 in Building K (from 10:30AM to 6:30PM). The shared devroom gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or the ODF document format, on topics such as code, extensions, localization, QA, UX, tools and adoption related cases. This is a unique opportunity to show new ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.

Length of talks should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes, as we would like to have questions after each presentation, and to fit as many presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool: https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17.

While filing your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself (name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be already stored at Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event”, then make sure to select the “Open Document Editors” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, please contact ode-devroom-manager@fosdem.org.

The deadline is Monday, December 5th, 2016. Accepted speakers will be notified by Sunday, December 11th, 2016. The DevRoom schedule will be published on the same day.

Recording Permission

The talks in the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be audio and video recorded, and possibly streamed live too.

In the “Submission notes” field, please indicate that you agree that your presentation will be licensed under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 or CC-BY-4.0 license and that you agree to have your presentation recorded. For example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to license all recordings, slides, and other associated materials under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License. Sincerely, Name”.

November 04, 2016 08:30 AM

November 01, 2016

EC Joinup

Emilia-Romagna ends its use of OpenOffice

Region to switch to proprietary cloud office alternative

For the second time this year, an Italian public administration is ending its use of open source office productivity software. A source in the IT department of the Emilia-Romagna region confirmed to the Open Source Observatory last week that the region will end its use of OpenOffice. The region will move to a cloud-based proprietary office solution, others say.

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by Gijs Hillenius at November 01, 2016 10:10 AM

October 25, 2016

EC Joinup

Nantes: Open source cuts off recurring charges

‘The longer you use open source, the more you save’

Switching to open source means the end of the periodic recurring charges from proprietary software vendors, says Eric Ficheux, change management specialist at Nantes Métropole, France’s 6th largest city. “The total cost of ownership of LibreOffice is far lower than of its proprietary predecessor”, he says.

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by Gijs Hillenius at October 25, 2016 11:59 AM

October 17, 2016

Google News

At Home With Zoho Docs - NewsOK.com


At Home With Zoho Docs
NewsOK.com
Documents are checked for viruses and converted to Zoho format during upload; download format choices range from Office and OpenDocument Format (ODF) to ePub and PDF. Zoho Writer can't handle multiple columns or math equations and it forgoes ...

October 17, 2016 10:07 PM

October 16, 2016

Google News

DC directs construction of 6500 toilets - Avenue Mail


Avenue Mail

DC directs construction of 6500 toilets
Avenue Mail
DC also asked the concerned officials to arrange training for 100 persons to be skilled as mason from every block and upload the photos of ODF panchayats toilets. He asked the authorities to make entry of signed format and photos after conducting gram ...

October 16, 2016 06:23 PM

October 14, 2016

Google News

Dutch govt ordered to use open standards for comms from 2017 - The Register


The Register

Dutch govt ordered to use open standards for comms from 2017
The Register
She said the lower house would be the first government body to standardize around the use of Open Document Format (ODF). "We should set the right example," she said. "Ironically, lower house published the adopted law on its website by providing a ...

October 14, 2016 07:29 AM

October 13, 2016

Razvan Sandu

Armata italiană renunță la Microsoft Office pe 8.000 de PC-uri




   Prin programul național numit LibreDifesa, forțele armate italiene au înlocuit Microsoft Office cu LibreOffice (care este Software Liber) pe 8.000 de calculatoare, urmând să facă migrarea pe alte 75.000 până la sfârșitul lui 2017. Și asta nu e tot...

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by Răzvan Sandu (noreply@blogger.com) at October 13, 2016 07:36 PM

Google News

Check out the latest version of Apache's free office suite - TechCentral.ie


Check out the latest version of Apache's free office suite
TechCentral.ie
OpenOffice ships with a document writer, a spreadsheet, a presentation maker and many other modules. Everything you need to run your business. OpenOffice also saves your documents in the open document format (ODF) meaning that they can be opened ...

October 13, 2016 02:08 PM

October 12, 2016

Google News

The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache OpenOffice v4.1.3 - Broadway World


The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache OpenOffice v4.1.3
Broadway World
In addition, OpenOffice plays an integral role in many governments, in response to their mandates to use files in the ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF). OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that are 100% ...

and more »

October 12, 2016 08:44 PM

The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3 - GlobeNewswire (press release)


The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3
GlobeNewswire (press release)
In addition, OpenOffice plays an integral role in many governments, in response to their mandates to use files in the ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF). OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that are 100% ...

October 12, 2016 08:30 PM

The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3 - GlobeNewswire (press release)


The Apache OpenOffice Project Announces Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3
GlobeNewswire (press release)
In addition, OpenOffice plays an integral role in many governments, in response to their mandates to use files in the ISO/IEC standard Open Document Format (ODF). OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that are 100% ...

October 12, 2016 08:30 PM

October 11, 2016

Slashdot

Fedora 25 Beta Released With GNOME 3.22 and Linux Kernel 4.8.1

Reader prisoninmate writes: Fedora Project released of the Beta milestone of the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux operating system, due for release in mid-November. Powered by Linux kernel 4.8.1, the Fedora 25 Beta is shipping with the recently released GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, which is enabled by default on top of a Wayland 1.12 session for the Workstation Edition). Of course, you'll also find the latest software versions, including the LibreOffice 5.2.2 office suite, Flatpak 0.6.12, Mozilla Firefox 49.0 web browser, and LibVirt 2.2.0. Additionally, users will find the Mesa 12.0.3 3D Graphics Library for better and faster graphics support, OpenSSH 7.3p1 and OpenSSL 1.0.2j for improved security, Python 3.5.2, Samba 4.5.0, systemd 231, TigerVNC 1.7.0, and the latest Git snapshot of the upcoming X.Org Server 1.19.0 display server. Fedora 25 Beta Workstation is available for download now.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by msmash at October 11, 2016 02:20 PM

October 10, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: Insert PDF as image in LibreOffice 5.3

Results

LibreOffice 5.3 will add one more vector-based format that can be inserted as an image into documents: PDF. First, thanks to PMG who made this work possible. On the user interface you can now select PDF files when you choose e.g. Writer’s Insert → Image option:

The first page of the PDF document will be shown, which is handy if the PDF file is basically used as a vector image format.

Similarly to the SVG feature, the original vector image is stored in the document, but when saving to ODF, a replacement PNG file is also generated to be backwards compatible with older ODF readers. The image context menu → Save menu item allows to extract your original PDF data from the image, too:

And that’s it, as long as you save your document in ODF, your PDF-as-an-image will be kept without loosing any data. As usual, you can try this right now with a 5.3 daily build. :-)

However, if you’re interested in how this is implemented, keep reading…

Document model

The PDF image in the document model is really similar to how SVG is handled, next to Graphic::getSvgData(), there is now a Graphic::getPdfData(). This new member function exposes the original PDF data, otherwise the Graphic is just a metafile.

UNO API

The ReplacementGraphicURL property of the image at an UNO level now exposes the generated metafile for PDF images. This is implemented for both Draw and Writer images, and is used by the ODF export filter.

Layout

When the Graphic instance is rendered, the layout knows nothing about the PDF data attached to the object, only parses the generated metafile. This way the display of the PDF image works out of the box.

Filters

First I’ve implemented a PDF import-as-graphic filter, then the export equivalent of it. As you can see, the PDF import-as-graphic filter isn’t too complicated, it completely reuses the existing "import PDF into Draw" filter, it simply copies the first page of the resulting document model as a metafile.

Second, once the graphic filters were working, I’ve also improved the ODF import to recognize PDF data — the export side needed no explicit work, once the ReplacementGraphicURL bits were in place.

Tests

As mentioned above, the Draw and the Writer image implementation is separate, so first I’ve added tests for ODT files in the testEmbeddedPdf of CppunitTest_sw_odfexport, and then SdExportTest::testEmbeddedPdf() to cover ODP files (and other ODF formats). Second, the PDF part of the graphic swapout/in code has a dedicated test in GraphicObjectTest::testPdf(), and the UI’s "Save original PDF" feature has a new XOutdevTest::testPdfGraphicExport() test.

Oh, and if you intent to test this manually in a self-created build, make sure to avoid --disable-pdfimport, otherwise this feature can’t work. ;-)

October 10, 2016 06:31 AM

October 06, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Community Week: Documentation – who’s who, the tools used, and how to get involved

LibreOffice Community Weeks

Earlier in the week we talked to Olivier Hallot who’s heading up the documentation team in LibreOffice. But other people are contributing as well, so if you want to help out, here are some names to look out for:

  • Jean Weber is the author and original producer of the LibreOffice guides
  • Stan Horacek, Gabor Kelemen, Adolfo Jaime Barrientos and others are contributors to the help contents
  • Dennis Roczek and Lera Goncharuk work mostly on the wiki
  • Andrea Mussap just joined and under Olivier’s advice produced a help page for LibreOffice

The team communicates via the documentation mailing list (see the archives here), where you can post suggestions for updates or ask for areas that need help. Another alternative is to use the IRC channel (#libreoffice-doc on Freenode), which is better for more immediate discussion – but can be quiet at times, if it’s night-time where many of the participants are based.

 

Tools of the trade

LibreOffice’s documentation content is split into two main categories: online help, and the guidebooks. They are both fundamentally important to the office suite, but differ in the style of content and who it’s aimed at.

The user guides are available on the LibreOffice website, in ODT (for Writer) and PDF formats, and printed copies can be bought as well. You can see that the Getting Started guide for LibreOffice 5.x is the most up-to-date – so a good way to help out is to edit the other guides (eg for Writer and Calc) to bring them in line with the LibreOffice 5.x series as well.

In addition, there’s the help that’s built in to LibreOffice (usually accessible by pressing F1). Unlike the user guides, which provide detailed explanations of how to do tasks in LibreOffice, the built-in help focuses on answering questions about specific features. This is usually the first resource that users of the software consult if they have a problem, before looking in the user guides or searching the internet.

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) is available on the wiki, but some of the answers are dated. A better resource is the Ask LibreOffice site which lets people post and answer questions.

 

Get involved!

So you’ve seen what the documentation project does, who’s in the team, and what they’re working on. Why not help out yourself? If you’re interested in a career in technical writing, this is a great way to build up some experience. Or if you’re already familiar with such work, you can really make a difference to a major free and open source software project!

Getting started is easy:

  • Send a blank email to documentation+subscribe@global.libreoffice.org and follow the instructions to sign up to the mailing list
  • Introduce yourself – you don’t need to include a CV, but just provide a few lines of who you are and how you want to help
  • Someone on the docs team will answer and help you out

For newcomers, there is a meta bug in bugzilla bringing together various “easy hacks” – small tasks that you can do easily without much experience or long-term committment. Even the smallest fixes and tweaks can make all the difference.

Then there is the ODFAuthors site which has information on producing LibreOffice user guides, and is where a lot of the writing work takes place.

So that’s a summary of how the documentation project works, and we hope you will join us on the team soon! Drop by our IRC channel at any time for a chat:

October 06, 2016 12:16 PM

October 04, 2016

DocXpresso

Docxpresso PDF v1.0 Release Notes

Docxpresso PDF v1.0 Release Notes admindocxp Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:07

We are proud to announce the launch of Docxpresso v1.0.

Docxpresso is a highly sophisticated library designed to facilitate the generation and deployment of documentation in a web server.

Docxpresso allows for the dynamical generation of PDF, Word, ODF and/or RTF files from virtually any data source,in any web platform infrastructure in a simple and cost-efficient way.

One may generate all kind of documentation from academic papers to business reports with a single tool in almost any conceivable format just by transforming HTML5 code or directly using its powerful public API.

The generated documents may contain:

  • Standard document components like, paragraphs, images, tables and list,
  • headers and footers.
  • footnotes and endnotes,
  • tables of contents,
  • 2D and 3D charts,
  • cross-references,
  • interactive forms (only PDF and ODF output formats),
  • etcetera.

Docxpresso may be used under different licenses that only differ in its scope of use but not functionality:

  • FREE, at no cost, for personal use,testing and development and charitable organizations (the last may apply for a free PRO license). The documentation generated with this type of license include a very discreet Docxpresso branding at the end of the document.
  • PRO, conceived for professional and commercial use it allows the generation of unlimited documents by unlimited editors in a single (web) server.
  • SaaS, for the integration within a web app with SaaS or PaaS architecture.
  • OEM, for the redistributionwithin third party software or bulk licensing.

by admindocxp at October 04, 2016 03:07 PM

Open Document Format

Open Document Format admindocxp Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:07

Docxpresso is based internally in open standards, among others: HTML5, CSS and ODF (Open Document Format).
This is so because of a variety of reasons among which we would like to pinpoint:

  • interoperability,
  • ease of use,
  • Ample documentation,
  • and last but not least openness itself.

There is not much to say above HTML5 and CSS that you may not already know, but certainly not everyone is so familiar with the Open Document Format.

The Open Document format is an ISO standard (ISO/IEC 26300:2006) developed and maintained by OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and it was designed to be an open alternative to vendor based formats.

Open Document Format is supported by multiple government and public corporations and it is directly used by standard Office Suites like Apache open office or Libre Office among others.

The documents compliant with this format consist of a bunch of XML files bundled together within a zip file. This allows for a relatively simple algorithmic manipulation of their contents.

Docxpresso uses the DOM and XPath capabilities of PHP to generate and/or modified the ODF XML files and its ZipArchive extension (that belongs to the PHP5 core) to open or create the corresponding .odt file (the associated ODF file extension).

The Open Document files generated by the Docxpresso core package are later converted to other formats with the help of Libre or Open Office.

ODF is also directly supported by MS Office sine its 2007 (SP2) version so the generated documents can also be opened by MS Word (the .doc documents generated by Docxpresso are just .odt files in disguise).

by admindocxp at October 04, 2016 03:07 PM

October 01, 2016

www.opendocsociety.org

12th ODF plugfest in Paris

The twelfth ODF plugfest will be hosted by the French Direction Interministérielle du Numérique et du Système d'Information et de Communication d'État (DINSIC), with support from Logius and organised by OpenDoc Society.

12th ODF plugfest logo

 

For more information, please visit: http://odfplugfest.org

October 01, 2016 08:32 AM

September 21, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

HuggaBounce: /* Software */ Citation correction

Software: Citation correction

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* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
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* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=https://news.microsoft.com/2008/05/21/microsoft-expands-list-of-formats-supported-in-microsoft-office|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=21 September 2016}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)

by HuggaBounce at September 21, 2016 10:56 AM

Google News

Ditching Microsoft Office? Tips on how to switch to LibreOffice - TechRepublic


TechRepublic

Ditching Microsoft Office? Tips on how to switch to LibreOffice
TechRepublic
By choosing to save documents, spreadsheets, presentations and charts in the Open Document Format (ODF), an organization can avoid locking itself to one office suite. Files saved as ODF can be opened by Microsoft Office - post Office 2007 Service Pack ...

September 21, 2016 09:56 AM

September 20, 2016

Google News

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms | Chandigarh NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ


Only 25 schools send back ODF forms | Chandigarh NYOOOZ
NYOOOZ
It was on Friday that the district education office had sent a letter to the school along with three annexures of format of self-declarations- one to be signed by each student, second by each teacher and third by the school stating that school has ...

September 20, 2016 11:38 PM

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms - Times of India - Times of India


Times of India

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms - Times of India
Times of India
Monday was the day for schools to send the declaration forms on Open Defecation Free (ODF) only around 25 schools sent the details.

and more »

September 20, 2016 12:41 AM

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms - Times of India


Times of India

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms
Times of India
It was on Friday that the district education office had sent a letter to the school along with three annexures of format of self-declarations- one to be signed by each student, second by each teacher and third by the school stating that school has ...

and more »

September 20, 2016 12:41 AM

September 18, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

Dl2000: ordinals not normally used for dates (WP:DATESNO)

ordinals not normally used for dates (WP:DATESNO)

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{{Main article|OpenDocument standardization}}
   
The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]) industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
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The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]) industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] 28 August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
   
 
After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=<!--what the title actually says: "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Information Technology -->Document Description and Processing Languages-->Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 – Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
 
After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=<!--what the title actually says: "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Information Technology -->Document Description and Processing Languages-->Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 – Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
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* [[KOffice]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/|title=Koffice.org|work=koffice.org}}</ref>
 
* [[KOffice]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/|title=Koffice.org|work=koffice.org}}</ref>
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate={{Date|2014-01-31}}}}</ref>
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* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)

by Dl2000 at September 18, 2016 08:17 PM

September 14, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: LibreOffice contributor interview: Regina Henschel

Regina Henschel LibreOffice developer

Now that the LibreOffice Conference has finished, we’re back to our regular contributor interviews. This week it’s the turn of Regina Henschel who helps LibreOffice users by answering questions, testing new features and working on bug reports.

What is your IRC nickname / location / social media page?

I live in Dortmund (Germany). You can best contact me via the mailing lists. I don’t have any account on Twitter or Facebook or similar, and I seldom use IRC (nickname pppregin).

Do you work for a LibreOffice-related company or just contribute in
your spare time?

I do all of my work for LibreOffice in my spare time. In my daily job I’m teacher of mathematics.

How did you get involved with LibreOffice?

That is a wide range: I’m member of the Open Document Format Technical Committee (ODF TC), I answer questions on ask.libreoffice.org and on the mailing lists, I discuss and test new features and work on Bugzilla issues, and sometimes I contribute code.

What areas of the project do you normally work on? Anything else you want to tackle?

Currently I watch the development of some new features coming in from the Google Summer of Code, including testing, and I need a lot of my time for to prepare me for ODF TC meetings.

I would like to do much more coding. But especially in Draw, which I like most, the code is complicated and I don’t have enough spare time to learn it quickly. My special interest is in the 3D features of Draw.

What was your initial experience of contributing to LibreOffice like?

I started with user support for StarOffice in Usenet newsgroups more than sixteen years ago, and have got a lot of product experience with OpenOffice.org. A really surprising aspect of LibreOffice was how much easier it has become to build on Windows. Using Gerrit was unfamiliar for me, but help on IRC or mailing list was always there.

What areas of LibreOffice do you think need to be improved?

We need more volunteers to look after the increasing amount of users, and manage the growth of questions and bug reports. Also, we need more testers for new features and people to document user interface changes and new features.

Which is your preferred text editor? And why?

A lot of my work is creating test files and examining file formats. For that I use XML Notepad 2007, where I can work directly on the nodes, without need for all the quotes and angle brackets, which are needed in a simple editor. And I use Notepad++. It has syntax highlighting for XML and C++ (among lot of other languages), folding, it reformats XML, and makes diffs. Sometimes I use PSPad, mostly as a notepad, because of its quick starting, or I use its HexViewer. That is all on Windows, as you might have noticed.

What do you do when you’re not working on LibreOffice?

Besides my daily job, all the other time goes to my family.

Thanks Regina! And thanks indeed to our whole community – if you’re reading this and want to get involved, join us today and help to make LibreOffice even better.

September 14, 2016 01:45 PM

September 08, 2016

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Italian military move first 8000 PCs to LibreOffice

The Italian military have switched the first 8000 PC workstations to Libreoffice, an open source office productivity suite, reports Sonia Montegiove, a software analyst working for the Italian province of Perugia who is helping the military with the switch to LibreOffice.

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by Gijs Hillenius at September 08, 2016 12:28 PM

September 07, 2016

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Official TDF Blog: Community conference starts with 10th release of LibreOffice in 2016

downloadBrno, September 7, 2016 – The Document Foundation (TDF) has celebrated the opening session of LibOCon with the announcement of LibreOffice 5.2.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family.

LibOCon is a showcase of the project activity, and will feature over 60 talks in three days, covering development, QA, localization, ODF, marketing, community and documentation, a business session in Czech focused on large deployments of LibreOffice, and a meeting of the Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA).

Details of the conference, including the program and collateral activities such as the traditional “hacknight” – a hands-on session where developers hack over food and drinks – are available on the event website: http://conference.libreoffice.org.

LibreOffice 5.2.1, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August. For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.1.5 “still”, with the backing of professional support by certified people (a list is available at: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.1/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.1/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.2.1 is immediately available for download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

Several companies sitting on the TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value-added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and trainings, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

September 07, 2016 12:24 PM

September 02, 2016

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Is Apache OpenOffice Finally On the Way Out?

Reader JImbob0i0 writes: After almost another year without a release and another major CVE leaving users vulnerable for that year the Chairman of the Project Management Committee has started public discussions on what it will entail to retire the project, following the Apache Board showing concern at the poor showing.It's been a long battle which would have been avoided if Oracle had not been so petty. Did this behaviour actually help get momentum in the community underway though? What ifs are always hard to properly answer. Hopefully this long drawn out death rattle will finally come to a close and the wounds with LibreOffice can heal with the last few contributors to AOO joining the rest of the community.

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{{Main article|OpenDocument technical specification}}
 
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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
   
 
* <code>.odt</code> and <code>.fodt</code> for [[word processing]] (text) documents
 
* <code>.odt</code> and <code>.fodt</code> for [[word processing]] (text) documents
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* [[WordPad]] 6.1 (Windows 7) partial support.
 
* [[WordPad]] 6.1 (Windows 7) partial support.
 
* [[Zoho Office Suite]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[Zoho Office Suite]]<ref name="register" />
Various organizations have announced development of conversion software (including ''plugins'' and ''filters'') to support OpenDocument on [[Microsoft]]'s products.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060504015438308 | title=OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin | date=4 May 2006 | accessdate=23 August 2006 | publisher=Groklaw}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | url=http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Microsoft_Office_to_get_a_dose_of_OpenDocument/0,130061733,139255766,00.htm | title=Microsoft Office to get a dose of OpenDocument | date=5 May 2006 | accessdate=6 December 2006|publisher=CNet}}</ref> {{asof|July 2007}}, there are nine packages of conversion software.<!--Commented out invalid reference<ref name="odf20070727"/>--> Microsoft first released support for the OpenDocument Format in Office 2007 SP2.<ref>{{cite web | title=Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF | url=http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164015/office_2007_sp2_supports_odf.html | date=28 April 2009 | publisher=PC World}}</ref> However, the implementation faced [[OpenDocument software#Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 support controversy|substantial criticism]] and the [[ODF Alliance]] and others claimed that the third party plugins provided better support.<ref name="sp2-fact-sheet">{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |title=Fact-sheet Microsoft ODF support |accessdate=24 May 2009 |quote=''MS Excel 2007 will process ODF spreadsheet documents when loaded via the Sun Plug-In 3.0 for MS Office or the SourceForge “OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office,” but will fail when using the “built-in” support provided by Office 2007 SP2.'' |publisher=odfalliance |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090611181719/http://www.odfalliance.org:80/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |archivedate=11 June 2009 }}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx|title=Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format|work=office.microsoft.com}}</ref>
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Various organizations have announced development of conversion software (including ''plugins'' and ''filters'') to support OpenDocument on [[Microsoft]]'s products.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060504015438308 | title=OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin | date=4 May 2006 | accessdate=23 August 2006 | publisher=Groklaw}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | url=http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Microsoft_Office_to_get_a_dose_of_OpenDocument/0,130061733,139255766,00.htm | title=Microsoft Office to get a dose of OpenDocument | date=5 May 2006 | accessdate=6 December 2006|publisher=CNet}}</ref> {{asof|July 2007}}, there are nine packages of conversion software.<!--Commented out invalid reference<ref name="odf20070727"/>--> Microsoft first released support for the OpenDocument Format in Office 2007 SP2.<ref>{{cite web | title=Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF | url=http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164015/office_2007_sp2_supports_odf.html | date=28 April 2009 | publisher=PC World}}</ref> However, the implementation faced [[OpenDocument software#Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 support controversy|substantial criticism]] and the [[ODF Alliance]] and others claimed that the third party plugins provided better support.<ref name="sp2-fact-sheet">{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |title=Fact-sheet Microsoft ODF support |accessdate=24 May 2009 |quote=''MS Excel 2007 will process ODF spreadsheet documents when loaded via the Sun Plug-In 3.0 for MS Office or the SourceForge “OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office,” but will fail when using the “built-in” support provided by Office 2007 SP2.'' |publisher=odfalliance |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090611181719/http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |archivedate=11 June 2009 }}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx|title=Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format|work=office.microsoft.com}}</ref>
   
 
Starting with [[Mac OS X 10.5]], the [[TextEdit]] application and [[Quick Look]] preview feature support the OpenDocument Text format.
 
Starting with [[Mac OS X 10.5]], the [[TextEdit]] application and [[Quick Look]] preview feature support the OpenDocument Text format.
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On 4 November 2005, IBM and Sun Microsystems convened the "OpenDocument (ODF) Summit" in [[Armonk, New York]], to discuss how to boost OpenDocument adoption. The ODF Summit brought together representatives from several industry groups and technology companies, including Oracle, Google, Adobe, Novell, Red Hat, Computer Associates, Corel, Nokia, Intel, and Linux e-mail company Scalix (LaMonica, 10 November 2005). The providers committed resources to technically improve OpenDocument through existing standards bodies and to promote its usage in the marketplace, possibly through a stand-alone foundation.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.cnet.com/OpenDocument-format-gathers-steam/2100-7344_3-5942913.html|title=OpenDocument format gathers steam|author=Martin LaMonica|publisher=CNET News|date=10 November 2005<!-- 4:00 AM PST-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Scholars have suggested that the "OpenDocument standard is the wedge that can hold open the door for competition, particularly with regard to the specific concerns of the public sector."<ref name="papers.ssrn.com">{{cite web|url=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656616|author=Tony Casson|author2=Patrick S. Ryan|date=1 May 2006|title=Open Standards, Open Source Adoption in the Public Sector, and Their Relationship to Microsoft’s Market Dominance|publisher= Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Indeed, adoption by the public sector has risen considerably since the promulgation of the OpenDocument format initiated the 2005/2006 time period.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com" />
 
On 4 November 2005, IBM and Sun Microsystems convened the "OpenDocument (ODF) Summit" in [[Armonk, New York]], to discuss how to boost OpenDocument adoption. The ODF Summit brought together representatives from several industry groups and technology companies, including Oracle, Google, Adobe, Novell, Red Hat, Computer Associates, Corel, Nokia, Intel, and Linux e-mail company Scalix (LaMonica, 10 November 2005). The providers committed resources to technically improve OpenDocument through existing standards bodies and to promote its usage in the marketplace, possibly through a stand-alone foundation.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.cnet.com/OpenDocument-format-gathers-steam/2100-7344_3-5942913.html|title=OpenDocument format gathers steam|author=Martin LaMonica|publisher=CNET News|date=10 November 2005<!-- 4:00 AM PST-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Scholars have suggested that the "OpenDocument standard is the wedge that can hold open the door for competition, particularly with regard to the specific concerns of the public sector."<ref name="papers.ssrn.com">{{cite web|url=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656616|author=Tony Casson|author2=Patrick S. Ryan|date=1 May 2006|title=Open Standards, Open Source Adoption in the Public Sector, and Their Relationship to Microsoft’s Market Dominance|publisher= Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Indeed, adoption by the public sector has risen considerably since the promulgation of the OpenDocument format initiated the 2005/2006 time period.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com" />
   
*Different applications using ODF as a standard document format have different methods of providing macro/scripting capabilities. There is no [[macro language]] specified in ODF. Users and developers differ on whether inclusion of a standard scripting language would be desirable.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110521183559/http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archivedate=21 May 2011 | title=Macros an obstacle to office suite compatibility | author=Marco Fioretti | accessdate=11 May 2008}}</ref>
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*Different applications using ODF as a standard document format have different methods of providing macro/scripting capabilities. There is no [[macro language]] specified in ODF. Users and developers differ on whether inclusion of a standard scripting language would be desirable.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20110521183559/http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archivedate=21 May 2011 | title=Macros an obstacle to office suite compatibility | author=Marco Fioretti | accessdate=11 May 2008}}</ref>
 
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>

by GreenC bot at September 01, 2016 04:07 PM

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內建可轉換大量ODF文件程式,晟鑫推新版中文辦公室軟體 - iThome Online


內建可轉換大量ODF文件程式,晟鑫推新版中文辦公室軟體
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對於與微軟Office的文件互通,這套軟體不只在LibreOffice中文文件排版問題,加以改良,OxOffice也提供可大量將微軟的DOC、DOCX、XLS、XLSX、PPT、PPTX等檔案,與Open Document FormatODF)開源文件格式互換的功能,因此使用者可一口氣把整個資料夾 ...

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The government maintains that the protests are sponsored by the rebel, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) that has been fighting the government since 1973 and the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) in conjunction with dissidents in the diaspora, who are using ...

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===Future===
* '''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
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* '''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of [[real-time collaboration]] by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
   
 
==Application support==
 
==Application support==

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August 23, 2016

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August 21, 2016

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KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from fossBytes: Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition Beta is now available for download and testing. This release is based on the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The final release of this widely popular distro is expected to arrive in September... Just like MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce releases, the KDE release is a long term release that will remain supported until 2021. Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition ships with Mozilla Firefox as default web browser and LibreOffice as the default office suite. The Linux distro also features a wide range of popular KDE apps like Kontact, Dolphin, Gwenview, KMail, digiKam, KTorrent, Skanlite, Konversation, K3b, Konsole, Amarok, Ark, Kate, Okular, and Dragon Player. "Unlike other Linux Mint editions, the KDE edition will ship with the SDDM display manager," reports the Linux Mint blog. Distrowatch notes that it's based on Ubuntu 16.04, and suggests "Mint's 'KDE' flavour might turn out to be the most interesting of the bunch, especially if the project's usually excellent quality assurance is applied to this edition in the same manner as in its 'MATE' and 'Cinnamon' variants."

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August 18, 2016

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odf Today in Linux news, the Linux Migrant noted two instances of ODF in use out in the real World. The Netrunner operating system has had a rocky existence with its changing bases and format, but apparently not enough. The project has changed again, ...

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August 16, 2016

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Pendant l'année 2015, deux versions majeures de la suite ont été proposées, la 4.4 et la 5.0, ainsi que 12 versions mineures. Le format de fichiers ODF 1.2 (Open Document Format) a pour sa part été standardisé en juillet. Les certifications ont ...

August 16, 2016 12:21 PM

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Official TDF Blog: Getting Started with LibreOffice 5.1, a new book from the community addresses the demand for updated documentation on the software

GS51-GettingStartedLOThe new manual supports the large number of organizations and individuals deploying LibreOffice “Still” 5.1 to get superior quality and stability

Berlin, August 16, 2016 – Volunteers active in LibreOffice Documentation Project within The Document Foundation announce the availability of the Getting Started Guide for LibreOffice 5.1. The book updates the traditional introductory text with the new features provided by the “still” version of the software, targeted to enterprise deployments and to individual users looking for superior quality and stability.

Updated by members of the community, the book is an effort to fill the gap in official documentation for LibreOffice. The Document Foundation is working hard to reduce the delay between the release of the software and its companion documentation, for a better user experience and a stronger competitive offering.

“Many communities consider the Getting Started Guide as a source for translation into their native language, to create localized textbooks for teaching LibreOffice in all environments, from academia to the enterprise,” says Olivier Hallot, documentation coordinator at TDF. “A timely release of these books will send a strong message about the commitment of the community for professional collaterals.”

“In addition to the free downloads of the book in PDF and ODT (editable) forms, users can buy printed copies,” says Jean Hollis Weber, volunteer writer, editor, and publisher of the official LibreOffice guides. “I’ve been working with a great group of other documentation volunteers, but we always need more people.”

To download or buy copies (from Friends of OpenDocument Inc., an Australia-based volunteer organization with members around the world, which supports the LibreOffice project), visit https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation.

August 16, 2016 08:43 AM

August 11, 2016

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Lithuanian police switched to LibreOffice

Now piloting use of Ubuntu Linux

The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.

The savings were the main motive for the switch to LibreOffice, the police confirms in an email to the European Commission’s Open Source Observatory (OSOR). The switch saves the police EUR 1 million.

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by Gijs Hillenius at August 11, 2016 07:23 AM

August 07, 2016

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PC Week/RE
... офисными пакетами. Если заказчик хочет обеспечить полную совместимость с другими офисными приложениями, то ему следует использовать LibreOffice и сохранять документы в одобренном ISO формате ODF (Open Document Format).

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... офисными пакетами. Если заказчик хочет обеспечить полную совместимость с другими офисными приложениями, то ему следует использовать LibreOffice и сохранять документы в одобренном ISO формате ODF (Open Document Format).

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August 04, 2016

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10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word - CIO


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If you want to ensure interoperability, you should use LibreOffice and save your documents in the ISO approved Open Document Format (ODF). Future-proofing: Microsoft is in great health and shows no signs of going away anytime soon, but you never know.

August 04, 2016 11:02 PM