June 3rd, 2006
The new Microsoft Office 2007 beta offers the option of saving your word, excel and powerpoint documents directly in pdf format. However, Adobe Systems see this as a threat to their business and have threatened to file a lawsuit against Microsoft for introducing this feature!
Adobe threatens to sue Microsoft over Save As PDF feature
Adobe wants Microsoft to charge for the feature, which the Redmond company has refused to do. Smith said Adobe threatened to file an antitrust suit in Europe, and his company was preparing for that eventuality. Now, however Microsoft says it will make the feature available through a downloadable add-on.
It is interesting to see this happen considering that pdf is fully integrated not only within Apple’s OS X but also within the free Office Productivity Suite, Open Office!
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