Microsoft Word is under threat from a new lawsuit targeting its use of Custom XML. Is there a danger sign here for the Open Document Format?
The latest update to Microsoft's Office 2008 for Mac, Service Pack 2, has created a host of issues for users. One of the more prevalent problems on our comment boards and in our email relates to Open XML documents (.pptx, .xlsx, .docx) returning an error
Although this appears to be strictly a goof on Microsoft's part, several MacFixIt readers have reported that after updating to the latest version of Open XML Converter (1.0.3) the version number remains the same (1.0.2), prompting many users to continuous
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Microsoft Office 2008 12.1.1, Office 2004 11.5.0, Open XML converter released
Office Open XML is now in the hands of the ISO which is taking on ODF interoperability. But angry Norwegians stage a demonstration.
Accusations of irregularities in voting to standardize Office Open XML could mean the results will be challenged. Microsoft expects IBM to push others to appeal.
Microsoft confirms Open XML has gained ISO ratification. Looking ahead, expect scrutiny of the standards process and minimal change in the marketplace.
A document circulating Tuesday among standards advocates shows that Office Open XML has the votes necessary to become an ISO standard. Official word is due Wednesday.
Although the voted ended Saturday, people will have to wait a couple of days to find out for sure if Open XML will be certified as an ISO standard.