Thursday, May 22, 2008

Native support for PDF and ODF by Microsoft

Finally, great announcement from Microsoft

When using SP2, customers will be able to open, edit and save documents using ODF and save documents into the XPS and PDF fixed formats from directly within the application without having to install any other code. It will also allow customers to set ODF as the default file format for Office 2007. To also provide ODF support for users of earlier versions of Microsoft Office (Office XP and Office 2003), Microsoft will continue to collaborate with the open source community in the ongoing development of the Open XML-ODF translator project on

In addition, Microsoft has defined a road map for its implementation of the newly ratified International Standard ISO/IEC 29500 (Office Open XML). IS29500, which was approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in March, is already substantially supported in Office 2007, and the company plans to update that support in the next major version release of the Microsoft Office system, code-named “Office 14.”

Read it all here:

Can't wait :-)


lsk said...

Is there is opportunity to work with documents (pdf|doc) via sharepoint in page to page view only mode?
I find your posts and may be your know the way to achieve this.

Natalya Voskresenskaya said...

If by View Mode you mean opening documents through a browser, then unfortunately there is no way to edit any documents through browser plug-in.

lsk said...

Yes by view mode I mean only read only mode, of viewing document page to page (and there is no download of complete document only the page that requested)

Anonymous said...

Do you know if PDF file properties will be supported in Sharepoint? i.e. when you upload a PDF file in Sharepoint, the properties don't currently carry over. Thanks.

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