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The Office Open XML formats (docx, xlsx, and pptx) improve file and data management, data recovery, and interoperability with line-of-business systems. They extend what is possible with the binary files of earlier versions. Any application that supports XML can access and work with data in the new file format. The application does not need to be part of the Microsoft Office system or even a Microsoft product. Users can also use standard transformations to extract or repurpose the data. In addition, security concerns are drastically reduced because the information is stored in XML, which is essentially plain text. Thus, the data can pass through corporate firewalls without hindrance.

ImageGear .NET also supports binary Microsoft Office files (doc, xls, and ppt).

The ImageGear.Formats.Office Namespace provides support for PowerPoint, Excel, and Word formats. This allows you to load and display Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. It also allows you to extract text from Word and PowerPoint documents. To enable it in your project, specify the following directive:

C# Example
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using ImageGear.Formats.Office;
VB.NET Example
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Imports ImageGear.Formats.Office

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