File Format Documentation

 

File Format Documentation includes the default file formats for Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Excel 2003, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003.

Introduction and Reference Materials

Introduction

SpecificationDescription
[MS-OFFDI]: Microsoft Office File Format Documentation IntroductionIntroduces the persistence formats that are primarily used by Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. This document also identifies related documents and specifications that provide more information about each format and how each format is implemented in those Office applications.

Reference

SpecificationDescription
[MS-OFCGLOS]: Microsoft Office Master GlossarySpecifies the Microsoft Office Master Glossary, which provides definitions for terms that are used in the Microsoft Office interoperability documentation.
[MS-OFREF]: Microsoft Office Master ReferenceSpecifies the Microsoft Office Master Reference, which provides the normative and informative references used in the Microsoft Office interoperability documentation.

Technical Specifications

SpecificationDescription
[MS-CTDOC]: Word Custom Toolbar Binary File FormatSpecifies the Word Custom Toolbar Binary File Format, which contains data used by the structures that preserve toolbar customization. This protocol also specifies how toolbar customization provides a run-time solution for the creation and deployment of toolbar customizations that are specific to the content of a file.
[MS-CTXLS]: Excel Custom Toolbar Binary File FormatSpecifies the Excel Custom Toolbar Binary File Format, which contains data used by the structures that preserve toolbar customization. This protocol also specifies how toolbar customization provides a run-time solution for the creation and deployment of toolbar customizations that are specific to the content of a file.
[MS-DOC]: Word (.doc) Binary File FormatSpecifies 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.
[MS-DSEXPORT]: Document Set Package FormatSpecifies the Document Set Package Format, which stores the contents of a document set that has been exported from a document library.
[MS-ODCFF]: Office Data Connection File FormatSpecifies the Office Data Connection File Format, which is used for specifying data connection information that can be used to fetch data from a database.
[MS-ODRAW]: Office Drawing Binary File FormatSpecifies 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.
[MS-OFFCRYPTO]: Office Document Cryptography Structure SpecificationSpecifies the Office Document Cryptography Structure, which is the file format for documents with Information Rights Management policies applied.
[MS-OFFMACRO]: Office Macro-Enabled File FormatSpecifies the structures of macro-enabled WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, and PresentationML file formats that are either not present in or modified from non-macro-enabled WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, and PresentationML file formats.
[MS-OFORMS]: Office Forms Binary File Format(s)Specifies the Office Forms Binary File Format, which is the file format that applies to Office Forms. Office Forms are a collection of controls that can be embedded in client applications and stored as part of a file. Office Forms controls can be used to provide additional interactive surfaces, such as command buttons, check boxes, or option buttons, to the user. The client application provides the location and requests the type of persistence; the structure of the persistence is determined by Office Forms for binary formats and by the client application for text formats.
[MS-OGRAPH]: Office Graph Binary File FormatSpecifies the Office Graph Binary File Format, which is the file format for embedded Microsoft Graph Chart objects that commonly used by Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system documents.
[MS-ONE]: OneNote File FormatSpecifies the Microsoft OneNote File Format, which is a persistence format for storing digital notes as hierarchical sets of sections and pages. Pages can contain text, images, tables, note tags, and other types of user-defined content.
[MS-ONESTORE]: OneNote Revision Store File FormatSpecifies the OneNote Revision Store File Format (.one and .onetoc2). This file format is a collection of structures that specify a revision store organized into cross-referenced object spaces, containing objects with property sets, and containing a transaction log to ensure file integrity across asynchronous writes.
[MS-OSHARED]: Office Common Data Types and Objects StructuresSpecifies the Office Common Data Types and Objects Structure, which are data types and data structures that are commonly used by Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system documents.
[MS-OVBA]: Office VBA File Format Structure SpecificationSpecifies the Office VBA File Format Structure, which describes the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) File Format for Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. This specification also describes a storage that contains a VBA project, which contains embedded macros and custom forms for use in Office documents.
[MS-PPT]: PowerPoint (.ppt) Binary File FormatSpecifies 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.
[MS-WORDLFF]: Word (.xml) Co-Authoring File Format in Document Lock Persistence StructureSpecifies the Word (.xml) Co-Authoring File Format in Document Lock Persistence Structure, which enables a protocol client to create and manage authors' presence within regions of a word processing document.
[MS-XLDM]: Spreadsheet Data Model File FormatThis document specifies the file format for Spreadsheet Data Models, which is used to store data for a local Structured Query Language (SQL) database accessed directly by a spreadsheet application.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.
[MS-XLS]: Excel Binary File Format (.xls) Structure SpecificationSpecifies 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.
[MS-XLSB]: Excel (.xlsb) Binary File FormatExcel (.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.
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