Announcing the Release of PowerTools for Open XML 2.2

We’re very happy to announce the release of PowerTools for Open XML version 2.2, now available for download at There are a number of great features in this new release:

In addition to the above enhancements, we improved the code in three key ways:

We have created a PowerTools for Open XML Resource Center here on This will be the central repository for all of the blog posts, screen-casts, and articles on PowerTools.

We have a lot to tell you about this version of PowerTools for Open XML. The blog posts and screen-casts are going to come very quickly now, so check back daily for new screen-casts, etc. on PowerTools. In the meantime, download PowerTools for Open XML 2.2, and install and start using it. You can follow the instructions in the readme in the download zip file, or you can view the following screen-cast that walks through building and installing PowerTools.

One important note: previously, DocumentBuilder, HtmlConverter, and RevisionAccepter were also available in their own zip files. To simplify the process of putting together new releases of PowerTools, all core functionality, and all PowerShell cmdlets are now in one zip file.

I’ve been working with Bob McClellan on this release. Many thanks to him for his (as usual) great work. This has been a fun release to build. This release has some features that are really helpful to developers. I know I’ll be using it on a daily basis, and I hope you will enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.