Microsoft has release Office 2007 Service Pack 2 to the web now… Most notably there is now PDF support in all the office products out of the box which is a real “up yours” to Adobe seeing they forced Microsoft to remove the feature from the product originally only to open the format up the day Office 2007 launched.
Here is a summary of what’s changed:
- Service Pack 2 adds the ability to open, edit and save documents in version 1.1 of the OpenDocument Format for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These applications now let users save, open, and edit files as OpenDocument Text (*.odt), OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods), and OpenDocument Presentations (*.odp).
- The 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 2 is the first service pack to support uninstall of client updates through the Microsoft Service Pack Uninstall Tool for the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite as well as via Windows Installer command line. The Service Pack Uninstall Tool will be available as a separate download.
- The Microsoft Save As PDF or XPS add-in has been built into Office applications in SP2. Users no longer have to download and install the add-in separately.
- When many graphic objects are present performance has been improved.
- In many scenarios, expect increased print fidelity of graphical objects.
- Improved interoperability using standard DrawingML markup to describe the visual properties of the SmartArt graphic.
- Substantial improvements to Forms-based authentication support in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SPD.
For a list of changes in the update go to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=953195