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Re: generating Office Open XML parts using xslt

Subject: Re: generating Office Open XML parts using xslt
From: "Michael Dykman mdykman@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:51:18 -0000
Re:  generating Office Open XML parts using xslt
I didn't see the schema right away, but if you are specifically
interested in OpenDocument formats such as Open Office uses, the
authoritative version is here:


On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM, Paul Tyson phtyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-07-25 at 02:06 +0000, Christopher R. Maden crism@xxxxxxxxx
> wrote:
>> On 07/24/2014 08:02 PM, Paul Tyson phtyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> > Does anyone know of success stories in generating Office Open XML
>> > artifacts using XSLT?
>> >
>> > (This is the "open" format used by Microsoft Office since 2007,
>> > standardized in ISO/IEC 29500 and ECMA-376.)
>> >
>> > I am looking for pointers to solid documentation of namespaces and
>> > package structure, particularly for SpreadsheetML (Microsoft's .xlsx
>> > format) as used in Excel 2007.
>> I have generated Word/XML documents, but not Excel ones.
>> It is simplest when there is an existing Word document that conforms to
>> a style template; such a .docx file can be unzipped and gutted, new
>> content generated that uses the template, and the resulting directory
>> zipped back up again.  Generating the complete .docx structure de novo
>> is more difficult.
>> This likely applies to Excel Office Open files as well, but I canbt say
>> for certain.
> My focus now is on xlsx files, but I think the package structure is
> similar for all the Office Open document types. I have in mind putting
> together xslt/xproc pipelines to provide versatile capabilities for
> writing (and maybe later, reading) these files.
> Regards,
> --Paul
>> ~Chris

 - michael dykman
 - mdykman@xxxxxxxxx

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