Follow-up to today's dynamic content webcast
Hi, everyone! Well, if you attended today's webcast on getting content into and out of your Office 2007 documents, you know that we had some technical difficulties at the end and weren't able to quite finish - including answering some questions and giving you the promised additional resources.
I have received some of your questions in email and will reply to all of those tomorrow (Friday). If you still have a question to ask - just use the Click to Contact link at the bottom of this page to send me an email.
As for the resources ...
- As mentioned at the start of today's demo, if you have my Office 2007 book (Advanced Documents Inside Out), it contains instruction on how to do everything we looked at today, including a detailed primer on Open XML.
If you don't have the book ... you can get a sample chapter posted on my books page - which happens to be one of the topics addressed in today's webcast ... Content Controls. So - to check out that chapter and get more info - see the my books page at left, or click here.
- For a basic-level introduction to the Open XML Formats, including an introduction to what's contained in the ZIP package of an Open XML Format document - you can check out the first in a series of Open XML courses I'm writing for Office Online Training. It's free and available to anyone: Open XML I: Exploring the Open XML Formats
(The second course in that series - which walks you through basic editing tasks, including replacing images as I demonstrated today - is currently in editing and will hopefully be published pretty soon.)
- To learn more about Office developer technologies in general, including Open XML, check out the Office Developer Center on MSDN. This is a terrific site - it's directed at developers, but there are really good get started pages and a terrific interactive developer map to help you find information easily even if you're just dipping your toe into customization and extensibility options... Office Developer Center
- For a great many resources on new Office 2007 content on every level - check out the genius resources link in the left hand navigation pane on this page, or click here.
If you need an answer that you don't find at one of the links above - or need a resource for something I've not mentioned ... please use the click to contact link below and send me a request.
I also want to mention that we will be re-recording the webcast next week, and then updating the on-demand version you can watch online so that you can see the entire demo without the abrupt cut-off near the end. If you attended today's session, you should get an email when that's posted. But, I'll also post here to let you know when that is available.
Meanwhile - happy Thursday everyone!!