Office open XML formats

The International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission have just published a joint international Standard, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office open XML file formats , ISO/IEC 29500.  This is a Standard for word-processing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets that is intended to be implemented by multiple applications, on multiple platforms.

The Standard aims to ensure the long-term preservation of documents created over the last two decades using programs that are becoming incompatible with continuing advances in the field of information technology. 

It comprises four parts, covering fundamentals and markup language reference, open packaging conventions, markup compatibility and extensibility, and transitional migration features.  The complete Standard is also available on a single CD-ROM.

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