Standards Compliant:

The 2007 Microsoft Office system introduces a new file format that is based on XML.

What are the benefits of Office XML Formats?

› Compact files

Files are automatically compressed and can be up to 75% smaller, offering potential cost savings by reducing the disk space required to store files and decreasing the bandwidth needed to send files via e-mail, over networks, and across the Internet.


› Improved damaged-file recovery

Files are structured in a modular fashion that separates the different data components . This allows files to be opened even if a component within the file (for example, a chart or table) is damaged or corrupted.


› Better privacy and more control over personal information

Documents can be shared confidentially, because personally identifiable information and business-sensitive information can be easily identified and removed.


› Better integration and interoperability of business data

Using Office XML Formats as the data interoperability framework means that documents, worksheets, presentations, and forms can be saved in an XML file format that is freely available for anyone to use and to license, royalty free. Office also supports customer-defined XML Schemas that enhance the existing Office document types. This means that customers can easily unlock information in existing systems and act upon it in familiar Office programs.


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