High Fidelity Stuff

I was looking at Office OpenXML White Paper recently and came across this paragraph of text:

“High Fidelity Migration” describes how OpenXML meets the over-arching goal to preserve the information, including the original creator’s full intent, in existing and new documents.

It is very interesting because we thought we were the first apply the term “High Fidelity” to document processing. This happended about a year ago, end of 2005. It was a term that we intended to use for marketing purposes to describe new upcoming features in Aspose.Words. But now since someone else put it out, I guess we just have to mention our art.

At first, we came up with this term to describe the upcoming rendering capability of Aspose.Words:

  • Aspose.Words High Fidelity Rendering

Then a little later (mid 2006), we decided to extend this term to the way Aspose.Words converts between Microsoft Word formats (DOC, RTF and WordprocessingML):

  • Aspose.Words High Fidelity Export (or Conversion)

In our usage, High Fidelity means High Fidelity to Microsoft Word. Basically, if Aspose.Words does something with High Fidelity, it means it does something a lot like Microsoft Word does it.

For example, Aspose.Words High Fidelity Export to RTF means that an RTF file produced by Aspose.Words will be almost indistinguishable from a file produced by Microsoft Word for the same document.

That’s all for now. Just remember, when you see “High Fidelity Something” related to document processing, think of Aspose.Words.