The Document Information Panel is a feature of Microsoft Office 2007 Word, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint. This feature is designed to allow users to enter information about the document they are working in. This information can then be used as live fields throughout the document and can even be delivered and synchronised to SharePoint as metadata columns to assist in content classification and retrieval.
Tomorrow night at this months MOSSIG (Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group) meeting, I will be discussing the Document Information Panel and how it can be customised without code and integrated into SharePoint by using Content Types. This is an open event and anyone is welcome to attend, I just ask that you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to assist in determine correct catering.
This is an extract from this months MOSSIG newsletter about my session.
In addition, Ed Richard will also be presenting at the meeting on "Increasing business productivity by making good use of OpenXML, SharePoint Events and Word Content Controls".