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What is called OOXML?
The OOXML can be misleading because at the beginning, it could also aply to the OpenOffice XML developed by the OASIS. It has then been renamed to ODF (Open Document Format [for Office Applications]). For more information about ODF and OASIS, see: https://www.oasis-open.org/org and https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/t ... rev=office
Now (and especially in this topic), OOXML stands for the Microsoft file format Office Open XML.
OpenOffice 3.# and later: supports the import of .docx, .xlsx and .pptx.[/size]
First an interesting comparison of the feature of both ODF and OOXML formats: White Paper: Open Document Format and Office Open XML.
But don't forget:
- Microsoft Fails the Standards Test, for those who still believe that MS want open formats for users (and this one also about the former binary formats (.doc/.xls/...): Why are the Microsoft Office file formats so complicated? (And some workarounds).
- This post below about the consideration of ECMA-376 OOXML for ISO standardization.
- IBM VP: Office OpenXML a dead end, Microsoft will back ODF
- Microsoft OOXML: Dead Format Walking (comments here)
Some old links with pointers to additional resources:
- About the ability to handle MS Office 2007 files
- Unable to open MS Office 2007 Word doc(x)s sent in open xml
- Compatibility with Office 2007