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Syphoon

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  • Brian Jones - New Office file formats announced

    leighsword wrote:

    why not use .xml(or .msoffice) as unified file extension of Office(includes Word ,Excel,PowerPoint,etc).
    then we are able to open and edit the .xml  in the unified IDE(office , just like Visual Studio IDE ).


    That would defeat the point of filename extensions under Windows. VS is an IDE, yet there's absolutely no need for all the files it handles to have the same filename extension. It would be a nightmare for your average users to understand.
  • Brian Jones - New Office file formats announced

    Well this is quite nice. I'm guessing that means there's no technical reason for Office 12 not ship with support for ODF?

    But does it makes the given reasoning for MS not participating in the ODF design process seem all the more shallow.