The future of Microsoft Office

  powerless 21:57 06 Jun 2005
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XML for Office 12.

  Forum Editor 22:19 06 Jun 2005

Last week Microsoft announced it will be supporting industry-standard open file formats for the next release of Office, based around the eXtensible Markup Language, XML.

This will mean that almost any other Office-type program will be able to open and work with files created in Microsoft Office applications.

  Rigga 08:54 07 Jun 2005

That is until they come up with MSXML, just like they did with JAVA.

Am I being too cynical?? .......

I hope not, as standard XML from Office would make my working life (especially writing interfaces to the MS office suite) a whole lot easier.

Here's hoping!!

R.

  VoG II 21:34 07 Jun 2005

Very welcome but they had better not mess too much with Excel - just getting to grips with it.

  Forum Editor 20:25 08 Jun 2005

Very amusing.

  wiz-king 06:42 09 Jun 2005

Oh! is it pdf mk2! That was suposed to make things easy to move documents around and look the same. Cynical -- me!

  Ancient Learner 21:57 09 Jun 2005

Excell? Is that a kind of follow on version of 123 then?

  VoG II 22:43 09 Jun 2005

No, it is Microsoft's own spreadsheet. Please post any questions about it in the Helproom forum.

  Gaz 25 00:41 10 Jun 2005

Oh and MSHTML? lol

  powerless 21:20 18 Jun 2005
  Mr Mistoffelees 13:16 19 Jun 2005

Isn't it time that all the developers of office software, commercial and open source, got together to decide on a single set of file formats compatible with everything?

Obviously FAR too much to ask, but would be to the benefit of all end users.

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