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Document file format
- Created 2012-02-20
document file format
format for storing
s on a
, especially for use by
There currently exists a multitude of incompatible document file formats.
A rough consensus has been established that
is to be the basis for future document file formats. Examples of XML-based
, and, more recently, the
(ISO 26300:2006) and
Office Open XML
In 1993, the
tried to establish a standard for document file formats, known as the
Open Document Architecture
(ODA) which was supposed to replace all competing document file formats. It is described in ITU-T documents T.411 through T.421, which are equivalent to ISO 8613. It did not succeed.
Page description language
s such as
have become the
standard for documents that a typical user should only be able to create and read, not edit. In 2001, PDF became an international
standard (ISO 15930-1:2001, ISO 19005-1:2005, ISO 32000-1:2008).
is the most used and open international standard and it is also used as document file format. It has also become
standard (ISO 15445:2000).
The default binary file format used by
) has become widespread
standard for office documents, but it is a
and is not always fully supported by other word processors.
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