Editing InfoPath forms attached to Outlook emails

Users often send documents to each other as Outlook attachments.  Depending on how the attachments are opened from Outlook, they may even be editable, so the attachment can be edited and then forwarded to another recipient.  However, users with InfoPath 2007 Sp1 will find that InfoPath forms attached to emails will always open read-only.  New…

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Editing InfoPath forms attached to Outlook emails

Emailing forms and documents from one user to another is a common way of performing workflows in businesses.  Users open attached documents, edit them according to their needs, and then email them to the next user.  Some users take advantage of how Outlook opens attachments to make this process even easier.    How Outlook opens…

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Availability of Office File Format Documentation

Developers working with Microsoft Office files can now freely download he specifications for both the Office 2007 Open Office XML (OOXML) Formats and the older Office 97-2003 Binary File Formats (BIFF), for Word/Excel/PowerPoint.  Microsoft has agreed to cover both sets of formats under the Open Specification Promise (OSP) program.  For information about the OSP program, visit this…

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Unable to load a .NET 2.0 Assembly from VBA in Word/Excel (2000, 2002, and 2003)

Managed code exported via COM Interop may not load correctly inside of Word or Excel VBA if the assemblies were written for the .NET 2.0 Framework. There is a policy that locks back the CLR to versions 1.0/1.1 for Word and Excel, unless the client updates their Office 2003 version or is running Office 2007….

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OCX Persistent Strings May Be Altered When Saved in Office 2007 Open Office XML Format

ActiveX controls saved in Office 2007 using the IPersistPropertyBag interface may encounter alterations to strings they save to the property bag. This occurs because the strings are persisted in the XML and must conform to XML syntax rules, which can force an alteration of the string that the control may not expect. See the following…

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Unable to Update Metafile Presentation for OLE 1.0 Object in Word (2002/2003/2007)

When using OLE 1.0 objects in Word, you may experience problems in getting the presentation metafile (WMF) to update correctly if the document is not saved first. This problem occurs only with OLE 1.0 objects and not OLE 2.0. See this page for the full article about the problem:Unable to Update Metafile Presentation for OLE…

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Unable to load a .NET 2.0 Assembly from VBA in Word/Excel (2000, 2002, and 2003)

Summary The Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework includes a lockback policy that intentionally prevents the .NET 2.0 CLR from being initialized to run when hosted in either the Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel process space, unless that version of Word or Excel is Office 2007.  This restriction was put into place for compatibility with the Microsoft…

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OCX Persistent Strings May Be Altered When Saved in Office 2007 Open Office XML Format

Summary An ActiveX control that implements IPersistPropertyBag for property persistence may experience problems with their control string data when control is saved in Office 2007 using one of the new Office 2007 Open XML File Formats (such *.docx, *.xlsx, *.pptx, etc.).  If the string contains certain control characters (like TAB or CRLF characters), these may…

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Unable to Update Metafile Presentation for OLE 1.0 Object in Word (2002/2003/2007)

Summary When you insert an OLE 1.0 Object into a new document using Word 2002 or Word 2003, the object will display fine on the initial insert. However, if you edit the object and update the presentation data, the metafile displayed by Word may not get correctly updated. So the object appears unchanged even though…

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