Document Interoperability Initiative (DII) workshop, Brussels

Last week we participated in the DII workshop that took place in Brussels.  Attendees included a variety of document-format experts from the ODF and Open XML worlds, including members of SC34 working groups, the OASIS ODF and OIC TCs, ODF and Open XML implementers, public-sector experts in interoperability and archiving, and others.   Dough Mahugh…

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Microsoft Interoperability at Zend PHP Conference 2009

ZendCon 2009 just wrapped up on Thursday. It was held at the San Jose McEnery conference center from the 19-22 October 2009. The conference is a great opportunity to catch up on PHP development and deployment. There are intensive tutorials and crash courses where developers can get up to speed quickly and get certified. An…

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OpenXML Document Viewer v1 released: viewing .DOCX files as HTML

[05/18- Update: this translator is highlighted in today’s Document Interoperability Inititice (DII) event that just happened in London ] The OpenXML Document Viewer project idea came from the discussions with the participants of the Document Interoperability Initiative (DII) workshops (in particular last year’s Cambridge event). The point was to find a way to simply be…

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Open XML made easier for Java developers with Apache POI

[05/18- Update: Apache POI project is highlighted in today’s Document Interoperability Inititice (DII) event that just happened in London ] When developers are tasked to deal with document file formats it might be challenging to do the right thing if you don’t have a good experience with a particular format, and need to crack it…

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Binary to Open XML (B2X) Translator: Interoperability for the Office binary file formats

[05/18- Update: this translator is highlighted in today’s Document Interoperability Inititice (DII) event that just happened in London ] In support of Microsoft’s ongoing efforts to increase the interoperability of its various technologies, we have partnered with Dialogika to create a translator that converts the Microsoft Office binary file formats (.DOC, .XLS, and .PPT) into…

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Open XML /ODF Translator: document interoperability scenarios

Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System that has just been released includes the ability to open, edit and save documents in version 1.1 of the Open Document Format. The Open XML / ODF translator on Sourceforge will continue to be the solution for Office 2003 and Office XP users who wish to…