WordPerfect to Support Both ODF and Open XML
Corel announces that it will start supporting ODF in WordPerfect as well as Microsoft's Open XML document format in 2007. (Linux-Watch)Corel promised months ago that it would support the OpenOffice.org Open Document Format. Now, it says it will support both ODF and Microsofts Open XML next year. Beginning in mid-2007, Corel will provide open, view, and edit functionality for Open XML and ODF as a first step toward comprehensive support for both formats. The company would not say how this support would be delivered, but the timing of its arrival makes it appear likely that it will be delivered in the next version of WordPerfect Office.
"Unfortunately, it is too early to disclose the details of the next version of Corel WordPerfect Office, but we will keep you closely availed of our plans as we are able to describe them further," Richard Carriere, Corels general manager of office productivity, told Linux-Watch.