A few months ago I posted about [what I think is] a neat way of using Outlook's ability to save as HTML. Today when compiling a powerpoint presentation, it occurred to me that there are a lot of formats that Office applications can save into that I find useful, and it's worth highlighting a few more:
Still missing a few however : VML, HTML+MSO.
Whether apps export to some xml or whatever is not the point : either they provide round-tripping or they set their users for a bad journey.
MHT (or web archive) : yeah, right. Take a look at the sizes. When you see a regular web page can make a 300kb MHT with ease, what might larger documents become? This certainly not does any good to the bandwidth.
OpenOffice can save as PDF and SWF, which is very convienient. It's odd - from a consumer point of view - that a free office suite supports PDF, while the semi-expensive MS Office doesn't.
MHT is nice, but isn't nearly as portable as PDF.
Is lack of PDF support a legal / anti-antitrust thing?
My intention was not to produce an exhaustive list, anyone can see that just from looking at the dialog themselves. I was describing the ones that I find most useful.
I was actually joking with the XML thing. I don't personally find it that important for what I do with Office. But it's such a buzzword :-)
File size is not always a concern. For specifications and other docs on the intranet I'm reading regularly, I don't care what size they are.
I have no knowledge of the issues with PDF. Personally, I don't need my documents to be portable between a huge variety of systems, just easily accessible from a few different machines which are all running windows XP, and so I find MHT quite useful as I don't like having to open up helper apps in the browser to load certain filetypes.
Makes sense. I'm a big fan of MHT, and PDF reader has been pretty unstable for me lately (http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2004/07/08/177585.aspx for instance). MHT isn't as reliable for standardized printing, though, so when I need to send a read-only printable document I'm often stuck with PDF.
It's too bad the Mozilla browsers have such poor MHT support.
I think that if the Office team added PDF writing support into Office, that a lot of people would get upset and yell at Microsoft for trampling competition.
What would be the point of Adobe Acrobat if Office had built in capability to create PDFs?
Microsoft is no longer in a position where they can automatically integrate functionality offered by 3rd party software into their own.
I would expect that they'd have to license the technology from Adobe in order to do it.
Looks like what they did instead is created their own format MDI (Microsoft Document Imaging) that is similar.
I want to disable the temp file creation of WORD. When ever i opens the word file,
it creates the temp file in temp folder of currently login user. The temp file name preced
with ~WROXXXXX.doc. Please tell me how do i prevent temp file creation.
I want to disable this temp file creation feature of word through programming. I am using VBA , VC++ for automation of WORD
Could you please tell me how do I proceed via VBA or VC++ ?