Office Open XML I: Exploring the Office Open XML Formats

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By Stephanie Krieger, Document Production Expert The new Office Open XML Formats provide a wide range of functionality in the 2007 Office system programs and can help you reduce file size, improve document security, and troubleshoot problem documents far more easily than ever before. In this course, the first in a series of three, learn the basics of working with these new file formats and get an introduction to the XML structure behind your documents.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Word 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Select the best Office Open XML Format for each of your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint projects.

  • Explore and understand the XML components of an Office Open XML Format document.

If you're already familiar with the basics of the new Office Open XML Formats and understand the components of an Office Open XML ZIP package, see the course "Open XML II: Editing Documents in the XML."

About the author

Stephanie Krieger is a Microsoft Office System MVP and professional document consultant. She also is the author of two books, Advanced Microsoft Office Documents 2007 Edition Inside Out and Microsoft Office Document Designer. Stephanie publishes a blog — where you can ask questions and find many Microsoft Office tips.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. Introducing the Office Open XML Formats

  2. Understanding the benefits of the new file formats

  3. New file extensions for the document types you know

  4. New file types available in the 2007 Office system

  5. Get unique functionality from a Word template by changing its location

  6. Convert files to the Office Open XML Formats

  7. Use Office Open XML Format files in earlier versions of Microsoft Office

  1. Explore the XML behind your files

  2. The relationship between the Office Open XML Formats and ZIP technology

  3. Changing an Office Open XML Format file to the .zip extension

  4. Open an Office Open XML Format ZIP package

  5. Explore an Office Open XML Format ZIP package

  6. Understanding relationships in an Office Open XML ZIP package

  7. Understanding [Content_Types].xml

  8. Exploring the main document folder

  9. Differences to expect in Excel and PowerPoint ZIP packages

  10. Practice

  11. Quick reference card

Applies To: Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007



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