Getting the best out of bookmarks in Microsoft Word

Suppose you have a .NET application that needs to open a Word document and insert data from a database or from an XML file. To provide this functionality, Microsoft Word documents contain bookmarks, a set of “placeholders” that allow you to insert text at design time and runtime. I want to share with you some…

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Office "12" supports "Save As PDF"

I didn’t know about that, but Office Online receives over 120,000 queries per month requesting the ability to “save as PDF” in Office! Microsoft has LISTENED to customers and has an answer for a common need. Steven Sinofsky announced this weekend at the MVP Summit another great feature provided by Office “12:” “Office Word, Excel,…

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How to add massive "find and replace text" functionality to your MCMS 2002 site

I was talking to a customer last week at PDC and we were discussing about the possibilities offered by Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 (MCMS 2002). Powered by Microsoft .NET–connected technology, MCMS 2002 enables companies to quickly and efficiently build, deploy, and maintain mission critical content-rich Web sites. MCMS 2002 provides a managed object model that…

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Office & SharePoint PDC slides

I am back at Redmond and before I continue with my after-trip duties, I want to share with you the Office & SharePoint PDC slides: OFF201 ”Office 12”: Introduction to the Programmable Customization Model for the “Office 12″ User Experience (Part 1)      OFF201_Harris.ppt OFF302 ”Office 12”: Developing with the Programmable Customization Model for the “Office…

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Office & SharePoint at PDC (15-Sep-05)

Do I have stuff to talk about today! The track lounge became quite popular today after more cool things about Office “12” and SharePoint “v3” were presented through the sessions.  The Office team is quite enthusiastic and I can honestly say that they have a great passion for customers and worked extra shifts to answer more…


First look to Microsoft Office "12" XML Schema Reference at the Office Developer Center

Microsoft continues to invest deeply in XML in Office. The new release of Microsoft Office “12” Word®, Microsoft Office “12” Excel®, and Microsoft Office “12” PowerPoint® includes a set of XML schemas that comply with the W3C specifications. The XML schemas allow you to understand an XML based definition of Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations…

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Office & SharePoint at PDC (14-Sep-05)

I was dying to blog since I woke up this morning and finally I got a chance to sit down and share some Office “12” news with the community. The day started with Steven Sinfosky’s Keynote, where he announced some of the coolest enhancements for Office “12” and Windows SharePoint Services “v3.” Steven started his presentation by…

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Office & SharePoint at PDC (13-Sep-05)

So here we are at PDC 2005! Bill Gates and Chris Caposella (the VP for Information Worker Division at Microsoft), presented a preview of Windows Vista and Office “12.”  The demo included a preview of the new ribbon user interface for Office “12” client applications and some of the productivity enhancements added to Excel “12”, Word…


PDC 2005 Office & SharePoint breakout sessions schedule

PDC starts next week and many enhancements for Office “12” and SharePoint “v3” will be announced, so expect to learn more about what’s new for Office developers next week. The Office Developer Center will have some great surprises for you, so stop by next week. I am very happy because I will be at L.A. next week to attend…

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Speaking about possibilites with Office and XML…

You should check out the Excel XML Writer Library and the Excel XML Writer Library Code Generator created by Carlos Aguilar Mares. Carlos downloaded the Office 2003: XML Reference Schemas, ripped the bones of the Excel 2003 XML Reference Schema, and created a C# library that allows you to generate Office 2003 XML Workbooks. If want to see…