Microsoft® Office - Office Open XML (OOXML)
Office Open XML (OOXML)
Microsoft® Office adopted an XML-based file format for
Microsoft® Office Excel, Microsoft® Office Word, and
Microsoft® Office PowerPoint. The file format, called Office Open XML
Format, uses the capabilities of XML to be read across different applications and
oXygen XML Editor allows you to extract, validate, edit, and process the XML
data stored in Office files and other ZIP-based archives. These capabilities allow
developers to use data from Office documents, along with validation and
transformations (using XSLT or XQuery), in other file formats. Validation is done
using the latest ECMA XML Schemas.
The Archive Browser View
You can transform, validate, and perform many other operations on files inside an
archive. When selecting a URL for a specific operation (such as transformation or
validation) you can click the Browse for archive file button to
navigate and choose the file from a certain archive.
An archive opened in the Archive Browser view is displayed in a tree-like
structure of files and folders. You can easily modify this structure by adding,
removing, or renaming files and folders, or edit files.
It is possible to organize the content of an archive (move, copy files) opened in
the Archive Browser view, using drag-and-drop operations.
Editing Office Open XML Files
oXygen offers a complete framework that provides powerful support for editing
and validating documents from the Office Open XML zipped package. The NVDL schema can
be easily customized to allow user-defined extension schemas for use in the OOXML
files. See the ECMA Markup Compatibility and Extensibility PDF document for more
You can easily create new OOXML documents using the document templates provided by
oXygen for Microsoft® Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Comparing Office Open XML Files
With the oXygen Compare Directories tool you can compare and merge Office
(OOXML) files, or other ZIP-based archives, seamlessly. The archive files are
presented as directories, allowing you to use the usual comparison and merge
operations inside them.
Other Supported Archive Formats
oXygen XML Editor also supports browsing, processing, and modification of
files from other ZIP archives such as:
- OpenDocument (ODF)
The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is a free and open file format for electronic
Office documents, such as spreadsheets, charts, presentations, and word processing
documents. The standard was developed by the Open Office XML technical committee
of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
(OASIS) consortium and it is based on the XML format originally created and
implemented by the OpenOffice.org office suite. The most common filename
extensions used for ODF are: ODT (text), ODS (spreadsheet), ODP (presentation),
ODG (graphics), ODF (mathematical formulas).
oXygen offers support for code insight and validation of documents inside
- Java packages (EAR, WAR, JAR)
The JAR file is a Java Archive, the WAR file is a WebArchive, and the EAR file
is an Enterprise Archive.