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It's great to see the adoption of Open XML accelerating. The Compatibility Pack for Open XML has been downloaded more than 70 million times*. Countless large organizations have taken that single download and deployed that across their organizations. These numbers continue to improve in favor of Open XML.

There are a number of tools available for manipulating, processing, scanning or otherwise handling Open XML documents. As I read the forums on OpenXMLDeveloper.org, I think I can be of service by providing a list of the tools that I know about today. There may be others, but this will help folks get started who might be looking for an entry point:

Some of the available tools

 

Open XML Format External File Converter

 

Binary to Open XML Translator

 

Open XML to ODF Translator

Blog

Open XML to UOF Translator

 

Open XML to DAISY Translator

 

Open XML Power Toys

Eric White's Home Page for it

Open XML SDK

And a good post about it, MSDN Documentation

Open XML SDK V2 CTP

Eric White's post about it

Word 2007 Content Control Toolkit

Andrew Coates' Tutorial for it

Office Fluent™ User Interface Customization Tool

And a great post about it

Altova XML Spy

Trial Version

Open XML Code Snippets for VS2005

 
   

Some of the Articles & Training Content

 

Open XML Implementer's notes for Office 2007

 

ODF Implementer's notes for Office 2007

 

MSDN Technical Articles

 

XML in Office Developer Portal

 

Solution Samples From OpenXMLDeveloper.org

For Python, LINQ, Java, System.IO.Packaging

Office 2007 Developer Map

 

How do I videos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Wouter

 

Eric White

 

Word Team Blog

 

Brian Jones Open XML Blog

 

 
 
 
If you're looking to understand the nature of Open XML development today, reading the OpenXMLDeveloper forums will give you a great view. I caveat the tools / training with "some of" because everywhere I go, I run into new tools, training, solutions, examples in use by folks for various reasons. Open XML development is a vibrant, active and productive community.
 
*the count for downloads of the compatibility pack is pessimistic in the sense that not all successful downloads are recorded. The attempted number is well over 120 million… and likely closer to reality in terms of adoption.
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  • Seit einigen Monaten ist die Finale Spezifikation von Office Open XML (ISO/IEC 29500:2008) nun offiziell

  • The ODF TC has published Committee Draft 01 for ODF 1.2 . This is not the official public-review version

  • Thanks for putting our Binary to Open XML Translator on the second place ;)

    Btw. we also have a nice blog: http://b2xtranslator.sourceforge.net/blog/ on our website!

    Best Regards

    Markus

  • Thanks Markus, while the order wasn't necessarily an indication of priority or ranking, I would say the binary to Open XML project is very important, and you're doing a great service to those folks who want to convert legacy binary docs to an open standard.

  • Ces dernières semaines furent assez complètes et complexes, et le temps m’a manqué pour partager avec

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