Microsoft Office XML Formats


The Role of XML in Office
Built –by design– for Interoperability

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Transitioning to Open file formats

Microsoft Office XML Formats
A new, XML-based file format for Word, Excel and PowerPoint

New Word, PowerPoint, Excel Formats

Office XML Formats Architecture
Modular format improves developer capabilities with minimal user impact

Improved Integration
Enabling access to document contents through XML architecture

Compact File Format
File size reduction due to ZIP compression

Robust File Format
Enabling safer documents and improved corruption recovery

Royalty-free File Format Licensing

Ecma Open XML Formats

Ecma Open XML Formats Co-Sponsors

Building Open Communities

File Format Compatibility
Ensuring Free Document Exchange With Prior Office Releases

File Format Compatibility

File Format Deployment

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