Archives / 2003 / December
  • Availability of Office 2003 schemas

    Some office products (Word, Excel, InfoPath) are over the years transformed into full blown XML supporting products. Important in working with XML with these products is the schema used for the XML. Microsoft released a download (as a present for "Sinterklaas" on dec 5) that contains the Microsoft Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas and related documentation.

    In their own words it contains:

    • Overview articles on WordprocessingML (the XML file format for Microsoft Office Word 2003), SpreadsheetML (Microsoft Office Excel 2003) and FormTemplate XML schemas (Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003).
    • Reference documentation on the Microsoft Office 2003 schemas, detailing every element and types.

    It can be downloaded at