December, 2006

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    Vive la Révolution Open XML

    What a week! First we had Novell's announcement of Open XML support in OpenOffice , which came just after a similar announcement of plans for Open XML support in Corel's Wordperfect Office X3 suite . And then the really big news we've all been waiting for, approval of Office Open XML as a worldwide standard by the Ecma General Assembly. Brian Jones has the details on his blog , and there's also a list of quotes in support of the standard on the OpenXmlDeveloper site. And while all of this was...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Updated CreateDocx/CreateXlsx

    Here at the Open XML workshop in Paris this week, Jerome Berthaud pointed out to me that my CreateXlsx sample program required a bit more than just updating to the final Ecma schemas in order to get it running under the RTM. It seems that there are some elements in the style part that are required, which you could get away with omitting in the past. So I've updated CreateXlsx and CreateDocx with all the necessary changes to make them work with the final Ecma schemas and RTM version of Office 2007...
  • Doug Mahugh

    diffopc+ -- if you need this, you need it bad

    The best just got better. A few weeks ago, I blogged about Stephane Rodriguez's diffopc utility , a freeware program for analyzing the difference between OPC packages such as Open XML documents or XPS documents. Now Stephane has upgraded diffopc to a new version he's selling for $39.90 called diffopc+. Check out the details on the download page , where you can see a summary of the features of diffopc and diffopc+. They key concept in the "plus" version is navigating and validating relationships...
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