TextEdit supports ODF? What gives in Pages?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kepardue, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. kepardue macrumors 6502

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    That's amazing that there's two features in the Windows WordPad competitor that Apple's own premiere word processing app doesn't have... support for read/WRITE ODF and Word XML, and autosave. This seems kind of ridiculous to me that they wouldn't have these features in the just-released Pages.

    Apple: ODF is an ISO standard format that guarantees that it is probable to be read in 10, 20, or 50 years, not to mention excellent cross platform support, fully documented (so no need to have the option to save in Pages '06, '05, and so on), and open. Please make this a first class goal in iWork '09, not just for word processing, but Keynote and Numbers as well.

    Since it's also XML-based, shouldn't it be doable for Apple?
     
  2. ArthurDaley macrumors regular

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    Pages and ODF

    Yeah it sucks. I just installed Pages08 and find it very hard to believe Apple do not support ODF! For all the Microsoft bashing, someone explain the excuse Apple gets on this one?
     

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