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


Blog


Open XML to UOF Translator

 

Open XML to DAISY Translator

 

Open XML Power Toys


Eric White’s Home Page for it


Open XML SDK


And a good post about it, MSDN Documentation


Open XML SDK V2 CTP


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

 

Wouter

 

Eric White

 

Word Team Blog

 

Brian Jones Open XML Blog

 

 

 


 

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.


Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Seit einigen Monaten ist die Finale Spezifikation von Office Open XML (ISO/IEC 29500:2008) nun offiziell

  2. Anonymous says:

    The ODF TC has published Committee Draft 01 for ODF 1.2 . This is not the official public-review version

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ces dernières semaines furent assez complètes et complexes, et le temps m’a manqué pour partager avec

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Markus, while the order wasn’t necessarily an indication of priority or ranking, I would say the binary to Open XML project is very important, and you’re doing a great service to those folks who want to convert legacy binary docs to an open standard.

  5. markus says:

    Thanks for putting our Binary to Open XML Translator on the second place 😉

    Btw. we also have a nice blog: http://b2xtranslator.sourceforge.net/blog/ on our website!

    Best Regards

    Markus