Novell Adds Microsoft Office 2007 Support

Novell said today that the firm's open source office productivity suite is now supporting Microsoft's Office Open XML format. The move is part of an effort by Novell and Microsoft to create open source tools to connect word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools from and Microsoft Office. According to Novell, the first translator, between the word processing components of the software, will be available by the end of January 2007. Open XML is the format used by Microsoft Office 2007 to save files. is Novell's open-source project alternative to Microsoft Office.