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    The end of .doc format (and .xls, .ppt, etc) (Offi


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    Re: The end of .doc format (and .xls, .ppt, etc) (Offi

    That server seems to be inaccessible from here at the moment, would you care to give a bit more of a summary?

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    Re: The end of .doc format (and .xls, .ppt, etc) (

    Basically, Microsoft is dropping proprietary binary file formats for native XML (with images, content, metadata, etc. all zipped up together). This is very similar to the form used by OpenOffice. (those of you who have OpenOffice, just change the ".sxw" extension to ".zip" on one of your files and then open it to see what I mean).

    More coverage at:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...5060101974.html

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    Re: The end of .doc format (and .xls, .ppt, etc) (

    That article also answers another question recently asked:

    <hr>... which is due when Office 12 hits stores, expected in the second half of next year.<hr>

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    Re: The end of .doc format (and .xls, .ppt, etc) (

    Sounds like good news, especially if they can keep the file sizes down.

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    Re: The end of .doc format (and .xls, .ppt, etc) (

    Even more coverage - Office 12 to Get New File Formats

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