Infrastructures for Information Inc., (i4i) Releases x4w Version 1.0: Enabling Users of Word to Open Documents Containing Custom XML

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Infrastructures for Information Inc. (i4i Inc.), a world leader in the design and development of collaborative content solutions and technologies announced today that they are releasing a new product, x4w V 1.0. Based on an i4i registered patent, x4w will allow users of custom XML in Word to open and save documents, preserving the integrity of custom XML and applications that rely on XML functionality.

Infrastructures for Information Inc. (i4i Inc.), a world leader in the design and development of collaborative content solutions and technologies announced today that they are releasing a new product, x4w V 1.0. Based on an i4i registered patent, x4w will allow users of custom XML in Word to open and save documents, preserving the integrity of custom XML and applications that rely on XML functionality.

As of January 11, 2010 Microsoft was enjoined from licensing the ability to open Word documents that contain custom XML¹. Microsoft delivered a patch that removed custom XML from all Word 2007 documents, on the "Open" command².

x4w V 1.0 will enable users, affected by the Microsoft patch, to open, edit and save Word documents that contain custom XML, ensuring the ability to utilize their investment in custom XML.

i4i is dedicated to the development of technology that enhances the power of XML for addressing the critical need to bring structure and meaning to content contained in documents so that the intellectual capital can be leveraged

i4i's x4w V 1.0 is based on i4i's patent technology, and returns critical functionality to Word.

For more information on x4w V 1.0 please contact xml(at)i4i(dot)com
Visit http://www.i4i.com/x4w.htm

About i4i
Based in Toronto, Canada, Infrastructures for Information Inc., (i4i) (http://www.i4i.com) is a world leader in the design and development of XML-based collaborative content solutions and technologies. The company has a proven record of accomplishment and innovation having authored international standards and patented its technology. Through the use of i4i's comprehensive suite of products life science companies can author, verify, submit and manage product solutions to customers in life sciences as well as other industry and governments around the world.
¹ U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449
(customXML a.k.a Custom XML, custom XML and, CustomXML, is what Microsoft refers to as 'user defined' XML).
² Details on this can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2010/01/20/scanning-tool-to-detect-custom-xml-markup-in-docx-and-docm-files.aspx

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