Converter between Microsoft Office to OpenOffice format
Thread poster: Ivaylo Ivanov

Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
English to Bulgarian
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Feb 6, 2007

Hi all,

For those who don't know. There is a tool released recently as an Add-in to Microsoft Word (XP, 2003, & 2007) that allows opening and saving documents in ODF rather than the native Open XML format. The tool may also be plugged into OpenOffice that use ODF as default format.
Currently the tool only supports Word/Writer documents. Future releases will also serve Spreadsheet/Excel and Impress/Powerpoint formats.

This new tool/plug in is of special importance for professionals who work with different Document Formats, or whose clients provide one format while their tools support the other. In especially, the Open XML Translator allows professional translators and language service providers to use free and Open Source computer CAT tools like OmegaT together with OpenOffice.

You can download the OpenXML Translator (ODF Add-in for Word) here:


Brandis (X)
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English to German
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Thank you! Feb 6, 2007

Hi thanks for sharing this info. This could be useful for many. Best Brandis


ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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English to French
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Where has this been all my life? Feb 6, 2007

Thanks for sharing this, I can name a dozen users off the top of my head who will find this extremely handy (including myself)!


Craig Meulen  Identity Verified
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German to English
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Another option for ODF, ODT conversion Apr 8, 2008

Here's another possibility:

Sun's ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office allows users of Microsoft's product to also open and save ODF (.odt, .ods, and .odp) files in the corresponding Microsoft application.

(I found this information in this vey informative blogpost:




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