Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Open XML Tools Index


Open XML Tools Index


It's great to see the adoption of Open XML accelerating. The Compatibility Pack for Open XML has been downloaded more than 70 million times*. Countless large organizations have taken that single download and deployed that across their organizations. These numbers continue to improve in favor of Open XML.

There are a number of tools available for manipulating, processing, scanning or otherwise handling Open XML documents. As I read the forums on OpenXMLDeveloper.org, I think I can be of service by providing a list of the tools that I know about today. There may be others, but this will help folks get started who might be looking for an entry point:

Some of the available tools

Open XML Format External File Converter

Binary to Open XML Translator

Open XML to ODF Translator


Open XML to UOF Translator

Open XML to DAISY Translator

Open XML Power Toys

Eric White's Home Page for it


And a good post about it, MSDN Documentation


Eric White's post about it

Word 2007 Content Control Toolkit

Andrew Coates' Tutorial for it

Office Fluent™ User Interface Customization Tool

And a great post about it

Altova XML Spy

Trial Version

Open XML Code Snippets for VS2005

Some of the Articles & Training Content

Open XML Implementer's notes for Office 2007

ODF Implementer's notes for Office 2007

MSDN Technical Articles

XML in Office Developer Portal

Solution Samples From OpenXMLDeveloper.org

For Python, LINQ, Java, System.IO.Packaging

Office 2007 Developer Map

How do I videos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Eric White

Word Team Blog

Brian Jones Open XML Blog

There are a few additional tools here: http://www.codeplex.com/site/search?projectSearchText=Open%20XML

If you're looking to understand the nature of Open XML development today, reading the OpenXMLDeveloper forums will give you a great view. I caveat the tools / training with "some of" because everywhere I go, I run into new tools, training, solutions, examples in use by folks for various reasons. Open XML development is a vibrant, active and productive community.

*the count for downloads of the compatibility pack is pessimistic in the sense that not all successful downloads are recorded. The attempted number is well over 120 million… and likely closer to reality in terms of adoption.

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 4:56 PM by Gray Knowlton

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