Microsoft Office XML, Did you know?

June 15th, 2009 | Tags: , ,

Something that slipped me by is that the Microsoft Office XML based document standard allows you to extract and examine the internal workings of the file. Did you know that if you rename an Office document, for example .docx to .zip, you can the open the file in your friendly zip extraction software and view XML and thumbnail files?

Give it a go, also if your interested in learning more about this standard head here. In Office 2010 Microsoft has chosen to adopt the standards based Office Open XML (ISO/IEC IS 29500 version).