Top Office 2007 & SharePoint Articles, Downloads, Visual How-tos, and Portal Pages

I’ve spent the last few days pulling 2008 metrics for Office & SharePoint developer content. It’s quite interesting to see what flavor of chocolates devs pick at the candy store. The Office System is an umbrella of products and technologies. Popular picks from the Office dev community include SharePoint, Open XML, WSS, the Fluent UI,…

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A common business need: Generating server-side documents on the fly

I gathered a list of common Open XML questions related to programmability: What are the Open XML File Formats and what can I do with them? Can you show me the internal structure of a Word 2007 document? What are WordprocessingML, SpreadsheetML, PresentationML, and DrawingML? Do you have a .NET API that I can use…

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More code samples and videos for Office Developers

The Visual How-tos just keep getting out there like popcorn. This time we published some more from Ken Getz, Joel Krist, and Ted Pattison. New VHTs include an interesting combination of Office products and technologies: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Word 2007 Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 SE Outlook 2007 Open XML Formats Access 2007…

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New Office Visual How-to: Setting Custom Word 2007 Document Properties

You probably read the MSDN Magazine article: Setting Word Document Properties the Office 2007 Way by Ken Getz.  This was one of the first articles related to the Office Open XML Formats published by MSDN and it really helped me understand the Word document manipulation possibilites offered by the Office Open XML Formats. Today we published a…

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How-to enable the Developer tab in the Ribbon bar

I am a new user to Office 2007 (Beta 2) and I am having fun discovering things around. If you already downloaded the 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 and you are ready to start experimenting with Office, here is a nice trick related to the very cool Ribbon bar. The Ribbon provides a Developer tab that…

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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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