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Name Microsoft Excel for Windows
Version 2007 onwards
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
PUID:  fmt/214
Classification Spreadsheet
Description From Microsoft Office 2007 onwards, the core output format of MS Excel has been based on the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format. The ISO standard for OOXML is ISO/IEC DIS 29500. An OOXML file format consists of a compressed zip archive that is designated according to which file type it is. Further detail on OOXML can be found within fmt/189 - Microsoft Office Open XML.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than XLSX Strict OOXML Spreadsheet (2007 onwards)
Is supertype of Microsoft Excel Non-XML Binary Workbook (2007 onwards)
Is supertype of Microsoft Excel Template (2007 onwards)
Is supertype of Microsoft Excel Macro-Enabled Template (2007)
Is supertype of Microsoft Excel Macro-Enabled Add-In (2007)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by Microsoft Corporation
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 28 Oct 2009
Source description This format can be identified via a container signature in DROID version 6 or later. The PRONOM database cannot currently represent container signatures.
Last updated 19 Apr 2012
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