Word 2003 XML to Open XML convertion RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a lot of documents in the old Word 2003 XML format. Is there any way that we could convert those documents to Open XML format ? Currently it seems that conversion provided by Microsoft concentrate on conversion of binary files to Open XML...
    Monday, September 20, 2010 8:56 PM


  • Hello Sergey,

    Open XML SDK does not provide any API interface to convert file format. For your objective,

    1. We can manually use Office 2007 or higher version to open the 2003 XML document, and save the document as open xml format.

    2. The manual job in item 1 can be achieved using COM object model in codes.


    Best regards,
    Ji Zhou - MSFT
    Microsoft Online Community Support

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    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:29 AM