Office Open XML File Formats

The remainder of this chapter discusses how to generate documents by using the new Office Open XML file formats that are being introduced with the 2007 Microsoft Office System. As you will see, these new file formats make it possible to generate Office Word 2007 documents and Office Excel 2007 workbooks on the server without running a desktop version of Word or Excel. Along the way, we will describe what makes using the Office Open XML file formats especially attractive when creating custom solutions for WSS and MOSS.

The Office Open XML file format specification was approved in 2006 by Ecma International as the Ecma 376 standard and was under review by the ISO international standards body at press time. You can download ...

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