Talk:List of Microsoft Office filename extensions

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A tag was placed by Davidprior (talk · contribs) suggesting Microsoft Office 2007 file extensions is merged into Office Open XML.

I'd like to suggest an alternative. There are a few pages: Microsoft Office 2003 XML formats, Microsoft Office 2007 file extensions and .pst which all cover MS Office file extensions. It may be worthwhile merging all 3 into a single page, which could be called Microsoft Office file formats (or similar).

Comments on either suggestion are welcome --h2g2bob (talk) 00:09, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

The 2003 formats are different than the (evolving) Office Open XML formats, and when Microsoft Excel 2003 is told to save in "Spreadsheet XML" format, it suggests a filename extension of ".xml", not ".xslx". So any merged article would probably need to treat the 2003 and 2007 formats in different sections. —Fleminra 04:34, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
This merge proposal is preposterous. There is absolutely no point merging a list file extensions with an article about another completely different file format. At this time I strong disagree any such merger. However, if you advise on merging this article with Office Open XML I might consider it. Fleet Command (talk) 16:32, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

"file" vs. "filename"[edit]

Should this not be "Microsoft Office 2007 filename extensions"? One might otherwise think these are extensions to the XML schema. —Fleminra (talk) 22:50, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Don't approve of merging[edit]

Firstly, merging 2 articles, one on a file FORMAT, the other on a file EXTENSION is not correct. Also, the 2003 XML format article is deliberately separate..those formats were developed in a different time frame and are not related to Open XML. Neither article should be merged. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xpclient (talkcontribs) 11:51, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. I've removed the merge tag. WalterGR (talk | contributions) 23:48, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Therefore we should no longer merge these discussions, right? (talk) 20:21, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

xltx description[edit]

(I'm too timid to edit wiki pages myself.)

The page describes "xltx" as "Excel worksheet". I am pretty sure that should be "Excel template". (More specifically, it is a template for 2007 and later. Strangely, though, Windows Explorer on my PC [WinXP Pro SP3] identifies both .xlt and .xltx as "Microsoft Office Excel 97-2003 Template". I only have Office 2007 installed, but maybe it does that to ensure functionality for using earlier versions with the OOXML Compatibility Pack installed.) Starling2001 (talk) 21:06, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for the notice. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 01:07, 6 June 2013 (UTC)