"... allows users to convert Office Open XML (OOXML) documents into the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, and vice versa. When used with Word, it can translate documents from their native Open XML standard into ODF; plugged into competing, ODF-based word processors, it converts documents into Open XML."
See the article by Katherine Noyes in TechNewsWorld:
See also in ZDNet (UK):
Edited by jgweed, 02 February 2007 - 08:03 PM.