NBN ISO/IEC 29500-1:2021

Information technology — Document description and processing languages — Office Open XML File Formats — Part 1: Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference ((ISO/IEC 29500-1:2016))


About this standard

Publication date
20 May 2021
ICS Code
35.060 (Languages used in information technology)
35.240.30 (IT applications in information, documentation and publishing)

About this training


ISO/IEC 29500 defines a set of XML vocabularies for representing word-processing documents, spreadsheets and
presentations. On the one hand, the goal of ISO/IEC 29500 is to be capable of faithfully representing the pre-
existing corpus of word-processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations that had been produced by the
Microsoft Office applications (from Microsoft Office 97 to Microsoft Office 2008, inclusive) at the date of the
creation of ISO/IEC 29500. It also specifies requirements for Office Open XML consumers and producers. On the
other hand, the goal is to facilitate extensibility and interoperability by enabling implementations by multiple
vendors and on multiple platforms.
This Part of ISO/IEC 29500 specifies concepts for documents and applications of both strict and transitional

ISO/IEC 29500-1:2016(E)
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