The OpenXML Document Viewer team is pleased to announce the OpenXMLViewer v1.0 Release of the OpenXML to HTML translation project. The OpenXML Document Viewer project provides plug-ins and tools to view MS Word 2007 documents on platforms where Word 2007 is not available.
This is achieved by using the OpenXMLViewer browser plug-in or the command line interface to convert the Word document (.docx) into HTML. The current release supports IE 7, IE 8, Opera 9.62, Firefox 3.1b browsers on the Windows OS and Opera 9.62 and Firefox 3.1b on Linux (OpenSUSE 11.0).
The project has been released as an open source project under the MS-PL license
The focus of this release is around providing a reusable OpenXML to HTML engine that can be leveraged to build more complex solutions.
Documentation and release details can be found on the project website
We also have a demo Job Site to demonstrate the server side functionality of the OpenXMLViewer project. You can test drive the application here
The detailed release notes are available in the Downloads & Files section above. The installation instructions can be found here
We are thrilled to extend the OpenXMLViewer browser plug-in to Internet Explorer and Opera. We look forward to your comments.
Following are the high-level features we have implemented in this release:
- Browser plug-ins for Opera 9.62 on Windows and Linux
- IE 7 and IE 8 on Windows
Word Document features including translation of
- Drawing shapes, including star, triangles, hexagons, lines and arrows
- Image fill for drawing shapes
- Document themes
- Equations (MathML)
- Cover pages
- Support for VML (IE) and SVG (Opera/Firefox)
The Linux plug-ins are 32-bit binaries. They may not work correctly on a 64-bit OS/browser.
Please give the OpenXML Viewer a try, share you feedback with us, join the project discussion!