News.com reports that Microsoft plans to support a project that will create software that will convert Office documents to the rival OpenDocument format. Microsoft launched the Open XML Translator project on SourceForge.net, a site known for hosting code-sharing projects. The software was developed by a France-based Microsoft partner, and will allow people to use Office to open and save documents in ODF format. This decision marks something of a reversal for Microsoft, who previously said that it would not support OpenDocument natively in Office, citing lack of demand......

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