Excellarate, worked to solve this issue and built a utility named “OOXML Tools”. OOXML Tools is a Chrome Extension, which runs offline. The OOXML Tools utility has a neat ability to drag the OOXML packaged file, view/edit its XML files, then repackage them into OOXML documents. The OOXML Tools can also put up two Office documents side by side and compare them part by part.
One of the daunting tasks for any office productivity team is to view and analyze the Open XML (OOXML) documents in their raw form while the office productivity products are in development. Also, many times while opening and saving these office documents while the product is in development mode, there could be loss of data since the product is not complete or bug free. The developer then has to view and analyse those files to fix the data losses.
Viewing and analyzing packaged XML files is a time consuming and tedious process. The traditional process includes renaming the file extension to .zip, unzipping it and then opening the XML files in a XML viewer to begin to analyze them. In most cases, the developer then – again – has to rename the package back to its original extension so that it could be opened with the office application.