It has indeed been a long time since I blogged about OpenXML. However, this does not mean I'm completely doing nothing with it! PHPExcel still keeps eating a lot of evening hours as well as some other OpenXML-related projects.
The folks at Zend contacted me if I would be interested in implementing OpenXML indexers for the Zend Framework Lucene Indexer. I've blogged about indexing OpenXML files once before, but since today's Zend Framework 1.7 release, indexing OpenXML documents is as easy as indexing any other natively supported file format. Want to know how? Check the documentation in the manual at http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.search.lucene.html.