Microsoft releases OOXML-to-HTML translator

Microsoft on Monday unveiled projects to improve data portability between Office 2007 and other document file formats,

reports a story on Linxworld. 

It released the design of a new translator for exchanging OOXML (Office Open XML) and HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) documents, and posted the 1.0 version of technical documentation for protocols in Office and other software. This documentation is intended to allow third-party programs to better interact with Office applications, as part of the vow it made in February to make it easier to work with on the compatibility front.

The new translator is intended to make documents in the Open XML file format easily converted to HTML. Information can be found on its Codeplex site. Microsoft previously also said it will support ODF (OpenDocument Format), in Office 2007 in a service pack to be released early next year.

Also on Codeplex is information about a project to develop PowerTools PowerShell commands for OpenXML to enable IT managers to perform document management tasks. PowerShell is a command-line shell and task-based scripting technology for Windows Server that provides control and automation of system administration tasks.

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