The Office Open XML format specification has been approved as a free and open Ecma International standard. A newer improved version is approved as an ISO/IEC standard.
OpenXML Viewer is an outcome of the feedback from participants of a series of Document Interoperability Initiative workshops. The main goal of the OpenXML Document Viewer project is to create software tools, plus guidance, showing how documents created using Open XML Format can be translated to HTML. As a result, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Solutions Integrators & Mobile Solution providers can use these tools to enable their customers view Open XML documents on heterogeneous platforms and browser applications.
The OpenXML Viewer is available under the open source Microsoft Public License (MS-PL), which allows anyone to use the tools, submit bugs and feedback, or contribute to the project. We have chosen to use an Open Source development model that allows developers from all around the world to participate and contribute to the project.
Unzip the OpenXMLViewer_linux_cmd.tar to a folder.
Using a su command prompt, execute the install.sh script to install the required files.
OpenXMLViewer will be available in /usr/local/bin for converting the document to xhtml
>OpenXMLViewer "/home/user/MyWordDocument.docx" /home/user/Documents
where the first parameter to OpenXMLViewer utility is the file to be converted.
The second parameter is the the destination folder in which the converted files should reside.
Note: The user should have necessary permissions to write to the destination folder.