Mauricio Ordoñez

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  • Blog Post: Open XML Nuggets 2008-03-27

    Here are a few Open XML nuggets I've collected in the final days of consideration of DIS 29500 by the national standards bodies.   The Apache POI project is a Java API to access various document formats.  They have announced on their web page that they will be including Open XML support. ...
  • Blog Post: Opportunity Knocks

    An open format creates new opportunities for implementation on a multitude of platforms and business models. Such is the case with Thinkfree, a South Korean software developer. Eric White interviewed Jae Hyun Park, the CTO of Thinkfree a while back, and what makes this particular case noteworthy are...
  • Blog Post: KPart Voodoo

    The myth that Open XML's object embedding model is not compatible with KParts is much like the reanimated corpse of a zombie. Despite being dead, it comes back. Eric White has performed some KPart voodoo that will finally allow this one to rest. This example uses Linux, KDE, KParts for those that...
  • Blog Post: US Technical Committee Recommends Approval of Open XML

    Doug Mahugh blogged that the US V1 Technical Committee recommended approval of DIS 29500 (Open XML) to the INCITS Executive Board. This is not the final US position, but it is an important positive step on the way to the US final position. Eric Lai, Computerworld's correspondent on the Open XML beat...
  • Blog Post: BRM Pre-reading

    Delegates from national standards bodies will meet tomorrow in Geneva for the DIS29500 Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM). As Alex Brown mentioned in his FAQ , "the meeting is for resolving comments that NBs have submitted (with their votes) on the text". With this in mind, I thought it would be useful...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Package Editor Released

    The Visual Studio team has just released a set of add-ons called VSTO Power Tools . Andrew Whitechapel wrote about it in his blog. The Power Tools have a treat for Open XML developers, the Open XML Package Editor. Whether you're writing code or learning the format, you'll want to view the content...
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