Greater choice and more flexibility among document formats is being offered in the next service pack of Microsoft Office System. The additional formats create additional opportunities for developer and competitors and expand the range of document formats supported in the Office productivity suite.
The 2007 Microsoft Office system already provides support for 20 different document formats within Microsoft Office Word, Office Excel and Office PowerPoint. With the release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) scheduled for the first half of 2009, the list will grow to include support for XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1.
For more information, see Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office.