Displaying items by tag: OOXML

Monday, 17 September 2007 10:48

Linux and Windows interoperability with OpenXML

In the past, I have been less than flattering over Microsoft’s OpenXML document format. Make no mistake, an open file format is definitely a must-have but is OpenXML the right one? Nevertheless, OpenXML exists so let’s be pragmatic about it: OpenXML can bridge the gap between Windows and Linux. In fact, it can open up whole new opportunities for Linux coders to produce documents in a Microsoft-friendly format.
Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:26

Microsoft OOXML standards setback only temporary

Those in the open source/open documents community now jumping with joy at the failure of Microsoft yesterday to win approval for Open OfficeXML from the International Standards Organization as a global standard should probably take a breather and reflect upon the fact that Microsoft is almost over the line already. In fact, come February next year, OOXML will almost certainly join ODF as an ISO standard.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:05

Open Office XML standardisation bid falters

The proposal to make Microsoft's Office Open XML an international standard has failed to gain sufficient support in the first round of voting.

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