From: Boyle, Martin (martin.boyle at domain sap-ag.de)
Date: Tue 24 Aug 1999 - 18:03:31 IST
> > There you go, not much info really but interesting to note that the
> > format might be "secret" until recently not because of any
> > commercial confidentialty reasons, but for the impossibility of
> > dealing with requests on what has become a basically inpenetrable
> > spec.
> It's interesting that they say that the access file format isn't
> documented or supported because it's proprietary, but they don't say
> that about the other formats - I would've assumed Microsoft regarded
> all its file formats as proprietary.
They are AFIK. MS even own the .rtf format which they change with every
release of Word.
Doubtful that MS would make the file formats opensource. Most of their
revenue comes from the applications.
You could try visiting http://www.wopr.com/ & see if there is any info
on the file formats there. It's a pretty good resource for office stuff
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