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Office Open XML I: Exploring the Office Open XML Formats

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Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.


The Office Open XML Formats are a new programming language for the 2007 Office system.

True.

False.

What is the benefit of using the new file formats?

Reduced file size.

Simplified document troubleshooting (easier content recovery).

Ease of managing the sensitive information in your documents.

All of the above.

Most Office Open XML Format file extensions use the file extensions from previous Microsoft Office versions (such as .doc for a Word document) and add either the letter x or the letter m to the end of the extension (such as .docx or .docm). What do the letters x and m indicate?

The letter x indicates that the file is an XML file. The letter m indicates that the file is not XML-based.

The letter x indicates that the file is macro-free. The letter m indicates that the file contains macros.

The letter x indicates that the file cannot store macros. The letter m indicates that macros can be stored in the file.

Only users of the 2007 Office system can edit Office Open XML Format files.

True.

False.

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