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Microsoft Office and ODF: Best Practices

Rob Weir: An Antic Disposition - I’ve received a few questions about how to read/write ODF documents from Microsoft Office.  I looked around and did not find a comprehensive Microsoft web page on this topic, so I’m putting together this page as a reference for best practices on how to use ODF with Office.

I intend to update this post as I find more information, so feel free to add a comment if you have a link to some additional material.

Depending on what version of Microsoft Office you are running you may have up to three different ways of working with ODF documents, either through native support in Office or through a third-party extension.  Your options are listed in the following table: