Publisher: Using Tags to Store Custom Properties (Part 3)

First, I discussed the tags collection, which you can use as generic holding bins for whatever data you want to persists within your publications, pages, or shapes. Next, I showed you a few examples using document and page-level tags. So now, to round things out, let’s look at a short example using tags stored in…

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Publisher: Using Tags to Store Custom Information (Part 2)

In my last entry, I talked about the Tags collection, which you can use as generic holding bins for whatever data you want to persists within your publications, pages, or shapes. Now let’s look at some actual examples. So far, the examples I’ve been able to think up use tags for storing two general types…

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Publisher: Using Tags to Store Custom Information (Part 1)

Today I’m going to talk about the Tags collection, a feature in the Publisher object model that hasn’t gotten a lot of notice, but is extremely useful when you examine it. (And I’m as guilty as anyone of ignoring it; one of the Publisher testers pointed out tags to me months ago, and it’s taken…

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Publisher: Working with Multiple Open Documents

Here’s something I didn’t notice until I’d been programming with Publisher for awhile: You might have noticed that in Publisher 2003, we added a Documents collection to the Application object. But, you might ask, isn’t Publisher a single document interface (SDI) application? If so, shouldn’t each open document have its own separate Application object? And…

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Publisher: Writing Macros to Save Time and Effort

Just a quick, shameless plug: Do you have things that you do repeatedly in Publisher? Do you find yourself doing a certain set of tasks over and over again? Wouldn’t it be great if you could tell Publisher to perform complicated tasks automatically? Guess what? You can. There’s a way to give Publisher detailed instructions…

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Publisher: Programming Made Easy Article Now Live

The first of my five part series, ‘Programming Microsoft Office Publisher Made Easy’ went live yesterday. The series consists of five lessons aimed at users who have never coded before, and want some from-the-ground-up assistance in writing powerful, flexible macros using the Publisher object model. Here’s a list of the content and tentative publish dates…

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