Can Excel 2007 Open an Open Office .ods File ?

DON’T DO IT! Some topics just deserve more coverage. This made me hopping mad today.

Microsoft Excel 2007 will peacefully and silently open and edit an Open Office .ods spreadsheet. Saves without making a single complaint. Problem: All the formulas are deleted and replaced with fixed numbers. ARgghh! This destroys hours or days of productivity, depending on the size of your spreadsheet.

The behavior of Microsoft’s product is so violent against Open Office users, I’m surprised there has not been more of an uproar in the user community.

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