March, 2011

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    Release V2 of Open XML document generation system

    Eric White posted yesterday release V2 of his simple Open XML document generation system, a high-performance tool for generating customized documents from any data source that can be serialized as XML. This tool is part of Eric’s ongoing series of posts on generating Open XML WordprocessingML documents. In his approach, you configure the document generation process by creating a template document, then inserting content controls in the template document, and then entering appropriate XPath...
  • Doug Mahugh

    XML Prague 2011

    I attended the XML Prague conference over the weekend, where I had the opportunity to see some great presentations, meet some interesting people, and drink plenty of Czech beer. The latter being a requirement for any trip to Prague, of course! The conference was scheduled on the weekend between meetings of the W3C XSL working group last week and the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 working group and plenary meetings that are taking place this week, which made it convenient for SC34 members to attend as part of...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Change Tracking in ODF

    When we implemented support for ODF in Office 2007, we decided to not support the limited change-tracking functionality included in that version of the ODF standard. I covered the thinking behind that decision in a blog post shortly after ODF 1.1 support was released in Office 2007 SP2. I mentioned in that post that “we would welcome the opportunity to work with other TC members to improve ODF’s ability to handle tracked changes.” I reiterated that later the same year, when I spoke at OOoCon 2009...
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