[CentOS] Docx format ?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Nov 25 19:17:13 UTC 2009


m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Yep, as well as .xlsx
>
> But, I mean, you know all the *pressing* and Important reasons that M$ had
> to change the file format....
>   

FWIW, the new formats are XML based, albeit compressed.  in most 
theories, this is a good idea for portability.

the old file formats were proprietary, complex and full of ugliness from 
20 years of extensions and variations (.DOC was used by MS Word for 
MSDOS circa 1985).   Yes, I know, MS did their own XML 'open' document 
format, not the one everyone else is using, but at least being XML, its 
readily decodable.




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