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Google joins OpenDocument group

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The group, the OpenDocument Format Alliance, was formed to solve the problem of users getting locked out of files when they are using an application other than the one the document was created with.

Google, whose Writely online word processing program supports ODF, joined the roster of 240 ODF Alliance members this week, Marino Marcich, managing director of the ODF, said Tuesday.

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This is indeed a leap

This is indeed a leap forward for google. It will definitely bring in more users for google.It will save us a lot of time and trouble. It's like bridging a communication gap, only not in language but in applications. This is especially helpful to non-experts when it comes to computers and applications.

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