Publisher Object Model Overview Article Now Live on MSDN

Yesterday saw the publication of my penultimate article on Publisher 2003, 7 Things Developers Should Know About the Publisher 2003 Object Model, Part 1. If you’re an Office developer new to the Publisher object model (or new to Publisher in general), this article and its sequel aim to give you a quick overview of the…

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Publisher 2003: Creating and Managing Linked Text Boxes

(Note:   This is the third in a series of entries that aim to introduce experienced programmers to the Publisher object model. The first entry covered creating Web pages programmatically. You can read it here. The second entry covered working with wizards and templates. You can read it here.) While the way you work with text in…

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Working with Publisher Wizards and Templates

Note:   This is the second in a series of entries that aim to introduce experienced programmers to the Publisher object model. The first entry covered creating Web pages programmatically. You can read it here. Publisher has a different concept of templates and wizards than other Office programs, such as Word. In Publisher, both terms refer to…

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Publisher 2003: Using the NewDocument and DocumentOpen Events

I got an email the other day from a user who asked if the NewDocument event in Publisher actually worked. It does, but it is a little more complicated than you’d think. Read on. To enable event handling within a typical application, you create a new class module, and declare an Application object with events:…

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Creating Web Pages with the Publisher Object Model

You know, sometimes it’s the obvious things you miss. I was meeting a few days ago with the programmer-writer who is taking over writing Publisher developer help for the next release. I was giving him a guided tour of the Publisher object model, and I thought “you know, this should really be written down somewhere.”…

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Windows Server 2003: Screen Resolution Weirdness

Here’s the second of two tips my manager shared with me concerning installing Windows Server 2003. The first tip dealt with being unable to connect to the Internet. This tip deals with screen resolution, and has a very strange workaround. After installing WS2003, he had a problem with his screen resolution: he could only set…

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Windows Server 2003: Unable to Connect to the Internet

A few months back, when I first moved over to working on Windows SharePoint Services, I decided to turn one of my work computers into a WSS box. I later decided to install a Virtual PC profile on the machine instead. But my new manager forwarded me a few tips concerning issues he’d run into…

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John Durant Moves On

If you’ve read his blog lately, or visited the Office Developer Center front page, then you know that John Durant has relinquished the reins at the ODC, in order to become a program manager for Visual Studio Tools for Office. I’ve worked with John for the better part of two years now, and count myself…

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Rock Thought for the Day: Garbage

At the risk of further poaching on John Durant’s turf, it turns out I have another Rock Thought of the Day® to share: Garbage’s new CD, Bleed Like Me, is out today. At first listen, you’d never know the band’s been gone for the past five years. It sounds much like business as usual. And…

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OneNote: Importing Pages that Vanish

Here’s an interesting little “gotcha” that was found by Saul Candib, the programmer-writer who is taking over documenting OneNote programming features, now that I’ve moved over to SharePoint. Using my article Importing Content into OneNote 2003 SP1 as a guide, Saul wrote some code that imported content into OneNote. The code seemed to work fine:…

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