Taking Microsoft's ODF Plugin for a Spin... Splat (Groklaw)
Posted Jul 21, 2006 7:05 UTC (Fri) by Wol
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You miss something IMPORTANT.
MS provide several plugins, including pdf. All the OTHER plugins link into the "save as" dialog box, and are available in the new "make this the default format" box. ODF is NOT AVAILABLE HERE.
ODF is the only format where, to make it the default, you have to muck about with macros and redefine the "save" button.
As somebody on Groklaw said, this isn't an implementation problem. This is a POLICY DECISION. MS doesn't want you to use ODF, period, so they've deliberately made it "a jarring experience", to use a quote from the Netscape anti-trust lawsuit...
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