Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Conversion and Export to Office Open XML Formats

Solid Converter® v7 and Solid PDF Tools Supports Office Open XML

With the support of Office Open XML your application choices for viewing and using your converted content just got richer! Not only is your output more flexible, you don’t need Microsoft ® Word to get it! The stated goal of the Office Open XML standard is to facilitate extensibility and interoperability by enabling implementations by multiple vendors and on multiple platforms.

The Office Open XML file formats were standardized between December 2006 and November 2008. Starting with Microsoft Office 2007, the Office Open XML file formats have become the default file format of Microsoft Office. The ability to read and write Office Open XML format however, is not limited to Microsoft Office; other office products are also able to read and write this format. Other office products that offer import support for the Office Open XML formats include TextEdit (included with Mac OS X), iWork, IBM Lotus Notes, WordPerfect, and Google Docs just to name a few.

An Office Open XML file is a ZIP-compatible OPC package containing XML documents and other resources. That is, one can see the contents of an OOXML file, for example by renaming it to a .zip file and opening it with any zip tool. The actual .xml files can then be viewed in a web browser or a plain text editor.

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