Issue 98327 - Support for Apple iWork XML format
Summary: Support for Apple iWork XML format
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: Mac All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 109884 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2009-01-21 17:15 UTC by kenpardue
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description kenpardue 2009-01-21 17:15:10 UTC
The new format in iWork '09 has been changed to be a flat file rather than a bundle.  This should make 
working with the files much easier in across all platforms. needs 
.pages, .keynote, and .numbers import/export functionality.

Details on the format may be found here (although this may be detailing the format prior to the switch 
to flat-file):

And an analysis comparing iWork's format to OpenDocument as well as OOXML may be found here:
Comment 1 kenpardue 2009-01-21 17:23:54 UTC
Should this be split out across six bug reports?

iWork XML Numbers Import -> Calc
iWork XML Pages Import -> Writer
iWork XML Keynote Import -> Impress
iWork XML Numbers Export -> Calc
iWork XML Pages Export -> Writer
iWork XML Keynote Export -> Impress

Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-01-22 11:05:56 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 3 Raphael Bircher 2010-03-25 14:28:14 UTC
*** Issue 109884 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 rob001 2010-03-25 16:01:31 UTC
The iWork XML schema information can now be found at:
Comment 5 suzydeffeyes 2010-04-12 15:09:43 UTC
With the version Keynote, Pages, and Numbers being only $10USD each on ipad, a
lot more people are going to experiment with iWork on their new shiny iPads.

Also, unlike iWork on the Mac, the iPad version of iWork only exports in iWork
and PDF formats. So there is no easy way to get an iPad created iWork file into

The ability to import/export iWork formats into Open Office would be really useful.