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microsoft opens office formats

Big news in the MS world. Scoble reports that Microsoft has released the schema to it’s Office 2003 format, meaning in theory you should be able to create Office documents from other applications and have the work perfectly in Office. This is something I’ve bumped my head on alot in my career, trying to build docs from scripting languages. If this is all true and actually works it’s going to be a very good day for programmers everywhere.

http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2005/01/29.html#a9275

http://www.microsoft.com/office/xml/default.mspx