How to open conventional doc file using open xml api? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does Open XML API support for loading/saving doc files?
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:20 AM

All replies

  • No, the SDK only works with Open XML file formats. However, there are tools to convert doc files to docx, which can then be opened and manipulated via the SDK.

    Zeyad Rajabi
    Zeyad Rajabi (MS)
    Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5:55 PM
  • interested in what other file formats you need to address? pdf? .doc?... and what's the connection between these documents and open xml format documents in the processing flow of the documents, thanks!
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 3:24 AM
  • Thanks for reply.

    Could you tell me the tools?
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:12 AM
  • Thanks for reply.

    I'd like to develop a server side application in ASP.NET environment.

    User accesses the web site to upload DOC file.
    The web application converts the conventional DOC file to DOCX file, modifies the texts in DOCX file and returns the modified DOC file to user.

    I need some API for converting DOC to DOCX.
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:19 AM
  • see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsto/thread/0820e4f9-c352-4b0f-90fc-93e0ca2efbad/
    in your scenario, the documents returned to users are for downloading, right? can users view the documents online?  
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 5:12 AM
  • Thanks, goodol.

    >the documents returned to users are for downloading, right?


    >can users view the documents online? 

    No. Users view them offline.
    • Proposed as answer by goodol Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:28 AM
    Saturday, April 11, 2009 2:35 AM