Open XML is now a US National Standard

More on Doug’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/04/17/is29500-is-an-american-national-standard.aspx  -Brian

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ISO/IEC publishes the Office Open XML specification

There was some great news yesterday for those of you waiting to see what the final version of the Open XML specification would look like after the BRM resolutions were applied. ISO/IEC 29500 is now published in its final form: http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1181 As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m no longer quite as directly involved…

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Norway vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Norway has also decided to change their vote to “yes” for DIS 29500 (Open XML). http://www.standard.no/imaker.exe?id=18594 Norway had initially voted “no with comments” in September, so it’s great to see that they now feel Open XML is ready to be an ISO standard. [Update 4/1/08: Standards Norway (the folks actually responsible for making the decision)…

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South Korea vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Oliver Bell just informed me that South Korea has decided to vote for approval of DIS 29500 (Open XML) as an ISO standard. This is a change from their original “no with comments” posisiton they took back in September, and is great news. South Korea was definitely influential in some of the bigger decisions made…

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Denmark vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Jesper Lund Stocholm is reporting that Denmark has decided to change their initial vote of “no” in September to “yes” for ISO approval of DIS 29500 (Open XML). Here is a pointer to the press release: http://www.ds.dk/4225 As Stephen McGibbon put it: “Denmark is a ISO/IEC JTC1 P member and has changed from ‘Nej med…

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Finland vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Here’s the official statement, although it’s in Finnish: http://www.sfs.fi/ajankohtaista/tiedotteet/20080327195555.html Finland had initially voted “abstain” back in September, but they have now decided to change their vote to “yes” in support of DIS 29500 (Open XML) as an ISO standard. -Brian

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The OSP will apply to DIS 29500 (Open XML) going forward

Oliver has a post today discussing this, as it’s come up a lot in the discussions he’s been having: http://osrin.net/2008/03/27/the-osp-will-apply-to-future-versions-of-dis29500/ -Brian

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Video clip of the add-in for authoring Scientific Articles

If you want to get an idea of how the add-in works, Pablo has posted a short video:    Pablo suggested skipping to about 4:40 into the video to see the actual solution. For more information on the add-in, check out the blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/exscientia/archive/2008/03/25/short-video-clip-on-the-add-in.aspx -Brian

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