Introducing ODF to mobile platforms
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Open Document Format (ODF) due to a wide spectrum of software environments including office document editor suites is increasingly popular. To extend the list of platforms supporting ODF, as editors ...
Open Document Format (ODF) due to a wide spectrum of software environments including office document editor suites is increasingly popular. To extend the list of platforms supporting ODF, as editors of concurrent formats (MS Office) are already available on mobile platforms, development of an ODF editor runnning on mobile devices is in need.
The goal of our project is to develop an ODF based data model and a set of supporting tools to create a user-friendly mobile editor suite. Considering the hardware and software resources available on a mobile device, a schema controlled editor is under design which is able to provide most of ODF features while editing standard conforming documents on the mobile site. As mobile devices range from cell phones through smart phones to PDAs, and these platforms have different resource limits, our editor has to be able to adapt to the current device.
To reach our goal, we investigated the resource need of test editor software, of primitive operations which transforms documents in a standard conforming way, and selected those which may be performed easily on a mobile device. We plan to extend our software suite with server (desktop) site components in order to distribute office documents over desktop and mobile site. The distribution involves fragmenting and tranforming documents between ODF and our data model.
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