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Office Protocols

The following table describes and provides links to archived copies of documents that were previously published under the Protocol -- Microsoft Office section of the Open Specifications Library. These documents are here for your convenience only. It is recommended that you not rely on these documents. To the extent that you incur additional development obligations or any other costs as a result of relying on these archived documents, you do so at your own risk.

Specification

Description

[MS-FSADSA]: Active Directory Search Authorization Protocol Specification

Specifies the Active Directory Search Authorization Protocol, which is a subset of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) used for ensuring that end-users see only secure search results that they are entitled to see. This protocol allows for the verification of Active Directory users and the obtaining of identity information about them, such as group memberships.

[MS-H263PF]: RTP Payload Format for H.263 Video Streams Extensions

Specifies the RTP Payload Format for H.263 Video Streams Extensions. This protocol, which consists of a set of proprietary extensions to the RTP Payload Format for H.263 Video Streams, is used to transmit and receive video streams by using the H.263 payload format in a two-party peer-to-peer call.

[MS-IPHWS]: InfoPath HWS Feature Protocol Specification

Specifies the InfoPath HWS Feature Protocol, which is the communication protocol between Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 1 client computers and the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 HWS Web service.

[MS-OFSGLOS]: Microsoft Office Server Master Glossary

Specifies the Microsoft Office Server Master Glossary, which provides the definitions for terms that are used in the Microsoft Office server interoperability documentation.

[MS-PWVRCS]: PowerPoint Web Viewer Rendered Content Structure Specification

Specifies the PowerPoint Web Viewer Rendered Content Structure, used by a protocol server to send presentation content to a protocol client through the PowerPoint Web Viewer Presentation Data Protocol Specification.

Office File Formats

The following table describes and provides links to archived copies of documents that were previously published under the Data Portability -- Microsoft Office File Format section of the Open Specifications Library. These documents are here for your convenience only. It is recommended that you not rely on these documents. To the extent that you incur additional development obligations or any other costs as a result of relying on these archived documents, you do so at your own risk.

Specification

Description

Excel 97-2007 (XLS)

Specifies the Excel Binary File Format (.xls) Structure, which is the binary file format used by Microsoft Excel 97, Microsoft Excel 2000, Microsoft Excel 2002, and Microsoft Office Excel 2003. This format is also supported by Microsoft Office Excel 2007.

Excel 2007 (XLSB)

Excel (.xlsb) Binary File Format, which is a collection of records and structures that specify Excel workbook content. The content can include unstructured or semi-structured tables of numbers, text, or both numbers and text, formulas, external data connections, charts and images.

Office Drawing

Specifies the Office Drawing, or OfficeArt, binary file format. This file format exists as part of various Microsoft Office application binary file formats. The OfficeArt data represents the drawing elements and all their associated formatting in those Office applications. Typically these elements are represented as shapes contained within drawings or diagrams, but may include form controls or tables.

PowerPoint

Specifies the PowerPoint (.ppt) Binary File Format, which is the binary file format used by Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. This format is also supported by Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

Word

Specifies the Word (.doc) Binary File Format, which is the binary file format used by Microsoft Word 97, Microsoft Word 2000, Microsoft Word 2002, and Microsoft Office Word 2003. This format is also supported by Microsoft Office Word 2007.

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