Next Steps for Working with the Office Open XML Formats

The Office Open XML Formats have come about as the result of an enormous amount of work by an international committee of experts, working through a standards organization named Ecma International. Because this is an open standard, Ecma International makes the complete documentation of the language and standards related to these formats freely, publicly available.

The complete documentation is about 6,500 pages, broken into five core documents and several supporting documents, which are all available for download from Ecma International. For ease of reference, the final drafts of those documents (the most recent versions available as of press time for this book) are also available in PDF format ...

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