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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Moving Between HTML and Office Formats

When Office applications create HTML files, they usually store the identity of the creating program in an XML tag at the beginning of the document. For example, a Web page created in Word 2002 will have these tags:

<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"
xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word"
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

When you attempt to open an HTML file with any Office application, the File/Open routine looks for these tags; if it finds one, it automatically launches the associated program. So if you're working in FrontPage and you try to open a Web page created in Word, FrontPage launches Word and feeds it the HTML file. ...

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