Minimal WordprocessingML Document

This subsection contains a minimal WordprocessingML document that comprises three parts.

The content-type part “/[Content_Types].xml” describes the content types of the two other required parts.

<Types xmlns=""> 
  <Default Extension="rels" ContentType="application/vnd.openxmlformats-package.relationships+xml"/>
  <Default Extension="xml" ContentType="application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.main+xml"/>

The package-relationship part “/_rels/.rels” describes the relationship between the package and the main document part.

<Relationships xmlns="">
  <Relationship Id="rId1" Type="" Target="document.xml"/>

The document part, in this case “/document.xml”, contains the document content.

<w:document xmlns:w="">
        <w:t>Hello, world.</w:t>

The Specification provides minimal documents and additional detail for WordprocessingML (§1:11.2), PresentationML (§1:13.2), and SpreadsheetML (§1:12.2).