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Re: [xsl] generating Office Open XML parts using xslt

Subject: Re: [xsl] generating Office Open XML parts using xslt
From: "Paul Tyson phtyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:44:46 -0000

On Fri, 2014-07-25 at 02:06 +0000, Christopher R. Maden crism@xxxxxxxxx
> 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.

> ~Chris

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