Creating Personalized Thank You Cards with Publisher 2003 (Part 1 of 4)

Well, it’s spring time again, and of course that means one thing: Tech Ed. But rather than focus on the definitive Microsoft conference for building, deploying, securing, and managing connected solutions, I’d like to take a few entries and address another industry that gears up every spring. That’s right, it’s wedding season. So over the…

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OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 3 of 5)

In this series of entries, we’re taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which provides an object model interface for the programmability functionality added in OneNote 2003 SP 1. Read part one here. Read part two here. Importing Objects into OneNote The actual creation of the XML import document, and importing the page contents,…

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Document Parsers in SharePoint (1 of 4): Overview

Now that I’ve talked about the built-in XML parser, and how you can use it to promote and demote document properties for XML files, you might be thinking: what about custom files types that aren’t XML? What if I’ve got proprietary binary file types from which I want to promote and demote properties to the…

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Creating Personalized Thank You Cards with Publisher 2003 (Part 3 of 4)

Now that we’ve got the card exterior designed, we’re ready to work on the catalog merge. Create the Data Source Next, create the data source for the cards. We used the same one we used for addressing the invitation. We just added several fields to the spreadsheet: ·         Salutation: The informal name you use for…

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Animating Shapes in PowerPoint 2000 and 97 (Part 1)

So, while I was out of town, my first article dealing with PowerPoint animation made its debut: Comparing Ways to Control Animation in PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 As I’ve mentioned in previous blog entries, there are actually two ways to programmatically animate shapes on a slide: one that works best for PowerPoint 2002 and 2003,…

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InfoPath Forms in Office SharePoint Server 2007

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Office InfoPath 2007 is the forms designer of choice for Office SharePoint Server 2007. But the average SharePoint developer, used to reaching for ASP.NET when he needs to create a form for SharePoint, might be surprised at all the places you can employ InfoPath to quickly create…

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Creating Personalized Thank You Cards with Publisher 2003 (Part 2 of 4)

Now that we’ve covered the basics of the project, let’s jump into the details: Requirements Here’s the household items you’ll need for this project: ·         Elmer’s glue (or paste) ·         Safety scissors ·         A 6-inch length of string ·         Glitter Oh wait, that’s a different arts and craft project. The tools for this one are…

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Document Parsers in SharePoint (2 of 4): How Parsers Process Documents

Read part one here. In my last entry, I gave you a brief overview of what document parsers are in Windows SharePoint Services V3, and a high-level look at what you need to do to build a custom document parser for your own custom file types. Today we’re going to start digging a little deeper,…

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Transferring Publisher custom color schemes between users and computers

I’ve spent some time the last few weeks helping my wife come up with a consistent corporate identity for her business: letterhead, business cards, and all that. (Of course, I’m the one that suggested the overhaul in the first place; that way, I get to play on the computer, and get points for being a…

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Identifying wizard shapes in a publication

I recently finished an article on how to generate publications based on pre-designed wizards in Publisher: http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/understanding/publisher/articles/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/odc_pb2003_ta/html/odc_pb_createwizardpubs.asp Here’s something I didn’t cover in the article, because it was a little more advanced than the basic overview-type article I was writing. But not only do publications and pages have wizard properties, but shapes do as well….

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