Ease your WordprocessingML Research using the Open XML Markup Simplifier Application

Sometimes when researching Open XML WordprocessingML markup, extraneous markup gets in the way of your research.  The extraneous markup makes it harder to see and understand the markup issues at hand.  The MarkupSimplifier class (which is part of the PowerTools for Open XML project) can help a lot, but as downloaded from CodePlex, it is only a class.  You need to write code to use the class, and if you want to use the markup simplifier as part of your research process, it is inconvenient.  I’ve written a small WinForm application that uses the MarkupSimplifier class, and makes the use of the simplifier class much more seamless in your research.

You can download the Markup Simplifier Application at OpenXMLDeveloper.org.  The code is attached to the blog post.

I’ve recorded a six minute video that shows the Markup Simplifier application in action:

This video shows how to build and run the Markup Simplifier application.

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