Microsoft® Office - Office Open XML (OOXML)
Office Open XML (OOXML)
Microsoft® Office adopted an XML-based file format for Excel, Word, and
PowerPoint called Office Open XML Format (OOXML). It uses the capabilities of XML to
be read across various applications and platforms.
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 you
to use data from Office documents, through validation and transformations, in other
file formats. Validation is done using the latest ECMA XML Schemas, while transformations are done with XSLT or XQuery.
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 editing files.
It is possible to organize the content of an archive opened in the Archive Browser
view, using drag-and-drop operations.
Editing Office Open XML (OOXML) Files
oXygen 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
By using 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.
oXygen XML Editor also supports browsing, processing, and modification of
files from other ZIP archives such as: