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Name OpenOffice Writer
Version 1.0
Other names StarOffice Writer (1.0)
Identifiers MIME:  application/vnd.sun.xml.writer
PUID:  fmt/128
Classification Word Processor
Description All OpenOffice v1.0 documents (Calc, Draw, Impress, Writer) use the extensible Markup Language (XML) for representing the elements and attributes of each structural component of the document. As XML has no native support for binary objects, files use a standard Zip file to store the XML content together with its associated binary data. Information about the files contained in the Zip file is stored in an XML file called the manifest file. The manifest file is always stored at the pathname META-INF/manifest.xml. The manifest file contains a list of all the files in the Zip file, the media type of each file, and the information necessary to decrypt any encrypted files included in the Zip file.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over ZIP Format  
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description Further information about this file format can be obtained at
Last updated 28 Aug 2012
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