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In 1989, the ISO Standard 8613 "Office Document Architecture (ODA) and Interchange Format" was published. The Standard is intended for the interchange of documents in an Open Systems environment. ISO 8613 is technically identical to the CCITT Recommendations of the T.410 series called "Open Document Architecture (ODA) and Interchange Format" published in 1988. Almost all major companies in the office automation and telecommunication area are currently developing products based on this Standard. In this book, all important aspects of the presently publishedeight parts of the Standard are discussed. The book provides a comprehensiveand detailed introduction to the technical specifications of ISO 8613 and the concepts on which these specifications are based, including the extensions which were added to the ODA Standard in 1991. The book isprimarily addressed to readers who want to investigate the applicability of the Standard for their document interchange problems, plan to acquire products based on the Standard, or intend to develop document processingsystems conforming to the Standard.

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Frontmatter

1. The Structure of the Standard

Abstract
The ODA Standard — the widely known acronym ODA will often be used when referring to ISO 8613 — consists of eight parts:
Part 1:
Introduction and general principles
 
Part 2:
Document structures
 
Part 4:
Document profile
 
Part 5:
Office document interchange format (ODIF)
 
Part 6:
Character content architectures
 
Part 7:
Raster graphics content architectures
 
Part 8:
Geometric graphics content architectures
 
Part 10:
Formal specifications
 
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2. Part 1: Introduction and General Principles

Abstract
This part of the ODA Standard has essentially the following technical content:
  • It contains a detailed list of definitions of the terms used in the standard.
  • It gives an introduction to the “world” of ODA, especially to the basic concepts of ODA documents.
  • The contents of the other parts of the Standard are briefly described and cross-relations between the parts are pointed out.
  • The concept of the document application profiles which is referenced from other parts of the Standard is explained.
  • Conformance specifications for ODA documents are defined.
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3. Part 2: Document Structures

Abstract
This part of the ODA Standard has essentially the following technical content:
  • The general concept for the data structures which are used for describing ODA documents is introduced.
  • The constituents of the generic and specific structures and the cross-relations between them are specified.
  • The interface between the document architecture and the content architectures is defined.
  • A reference model for the document layout process and the document imaging process is described.
  • A reference model for protecting parts of the document in respect to certain security aspects is specified.
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4. Part 4: The Document Profile

Abstract
This Part of the ODA Standard contains the description of the document profile which is always a constituent of an ODA document.
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5. Part 5: Office Document Interchange Format (ODIF)

Abstract
The ODA Standard does not define a data format which has to be used by an ODA implementation for the internal storage of documents; such an internal format is considered implementation dependent.
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6. Part 6: Character Content Architectures

Abstract
This Part of the Standard defines the encoding of character content in ODA documents, specifies the attributes related to character content and describes how the layout process and imaging process for character content has to be carried out. For simplicity, the term “text” shall also be used in the following to denote character content.
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7. Part 7: Raster Graphics Content Architectures

Abstract
This Part of the ODA Standard defines how raster images which may appear in content portions of ODA documents have to be encoded, which attributes relate to such images and how the layout process and imaging process is to be carried out for them.
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8. Part 8: Geometric Graphics Content Architectures

Abstract
This Part of the ODA Standard defines how geometric graphics which may appear in content portions of ODA documents have to be encoded, which attributes relate to such pictures and how the layout process and imaging process is to be carried out for them.
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9. Part 10: Formal Specifications

Abstract
This Part of the ODA Standard defines a formal description technique based on a mathematical methodology and applies this technique to give a formal specification of the documents structures defined in Part 2 of the Standard.
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10. Annex: Modifications and Extensions of ISO 8613

Abstract
Since its first publication in 1989 several modifications and extensions of ISO 8613 have taken place and additional changes are expected in the future. It should be noted that all changes to ISO 8613 are also implemented in the CCITT T.410 series of Recommendations, i.e., the ISO Standard and the CCITT Recommendations remain aligned.
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