File format reference for Office 2010


Applies to: Office 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-07-12

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The primary resources for file formats and file name extensions for Microsoft Office 2010 are listed in the following table.

In this documentation:

Article Description

Overview of the XML file formats in Office 2010

Describes the benefits and structure of the Open XML Formats used in Microsoft Office 2010 to simplify the exchange of data between Office applications and enterprise business systems.

XML file name extensions in Office 2010

Describes the Open XML file formats and the file name extensions that are used by Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

File formats supported in Office 2010

Describes the file formats that are supported in Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Also provides information about other kinds of supported and unsupported file formats.

Group Policy and Office Customization Tool settings in Office 2010 for OpenDocument and Office Open XML formats

Describes the Group Policy settings and the Office Customization Tool (OCT) settings that address OpenDocument Format and Open XML Formats in Microsoft Office 2010.

Migrating to Microsoft Excel 2010 (white paper)

Provides information about migrating to Microsoft Excel 2010. Includes descriptions of functional differences and how the differences might affect workbooks; solutions for some of the common issues that might occur during migration; and resources to help diagnose additional migration issues.