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Word documents generated by the current version of Office 2007 don’t conform to ISO/IEC 29500, the OOXML file format draft standard Microsoft moved heaven and earth to get ISO to accept. 

At least that’s what Alex Brown, the guy in change of the ISO group that’s supposed to maintain OOXML.

He has hopes of it being fixed “shortly” and staying that way, remarking that “A strong motivation for approving 29500 as an ISO/IEC standard was to discourage Microsoft from this kind of file format rug-pulling stunt in future.”


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