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Overview

The Office Open XML format specification has been approved as a free and open Ecma International standard. A newer improved version is approved as an ISO/IEC standard.

The OpenXML Document Viewer project is an outcome of the feedback from participants of a series of Document Interoperability Initiative workshops. The main goal of the OpenXML Document Viewer project is to create software tools, plus guidance, showing how documents created using Open XML Format can be translated to HTML. As a result, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Solutions Integrators & Mobile Solution providers can use these tools to enable their customers view Open XML documents on heterogeneous platforms and browser applications. The OpenXML Viewer is available under the open source Microsoft Public License (MS-PL), which allows anyone to use the tools, submit bugs and feedback, or contribute to the project. We have chosen to use an Open Source development model that allows developers from all around the world to participate and contribute to the project.

For a video demo of the latest release, please see the post titled OpenXML Document Viewer v1 released: viewing .DOCX on the Microsoft Interoperability Team Blog.

We encourage you to view video demonstrations of the translation engine and the FireFox browser plug-ins on YouTube.

Roadmap

Milestone1: November 2008 Community Technology Preview

For the first milestone, the focus of the project will be on building the core architectural components for the OpenXML to HTML translator that can be leveraged to build the plug-ins for various platforms to enable cross-platform support.

The following features are planned for the first milestone:
  • Core transformation framework
  • Browser plug-ins for Firefox 3.0.x on Windows and Linux
  • Word Document features including translation of
    • font types
    • images
    • text styles
    • diagrams
    • tables
    • hyperlinks
  • Test Results

The public release of OpenXMLViewer is available in the Releases section.

OpenXMLViewer v1.0 Release

We are happy to announce the release of OpenXMLViewer v1.0. The following is a list of features that are released.
  • Support for Document Themes
  • Server side support showcase scenario website
  • Support for more drawing shapes including Parallelogram, Trapezium, Diamond, Block arrows, lines, 5-pointed Star, Hexagon and triangles (right angled and isosceles)
  • Plugins for Opera 9.x on Windows and Linux
  • Plugins/Browser Helper Objects (BHO) for IE 7 and IE 8b
  • Performance tuning for server-side scenario
  • Support for Math ML equations


Thank you for your valuable feedback for the previous milestone release. Looking forward to more participation in Discussions for the v1.0 release.

Contributors

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Licensing Model

The OpenXMLViewer is available under the open source Microsoft Public License (MS-PL), which allows anyone to use the tools, submit bugs and feedback, or contribute to the project. We have chosen to use an Open Source development model that allows developers from all around the world to participate and contribute to the project

Last edited May 26, 2010 at 10:38 PM by suchawla, version 53