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?
We received a couple of questions regarding the recently updated OpenXML converter from Microsoft that is used to read the new Office document formats with older versions of Office and other Office suites. For some people, this updater will not open ev
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.
European antitrust regulators sent letters earlier in the year to European standards bodies exploring how the standards-setting process was working.
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.
The Microsoft-backed file formats are now an official standard, despite objections from those who feared that the status would give Redmond yet more market power.