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  1. #1
    Matt Hodge Guest

    Manipulating Word Documents

    I am not really sure this is the right place for this but it does involve
    server side scripting so ...

    We are implementing a web service where documents are added and versioned
    over the web. When a document first gets added to the system we need to add
    a special macro to the document for further versioning information down the
    road. This macro MUST be there for when another user checks the document
    out to edit it. However using the Word API activates a full version of Word
    on the server. Obviously using Word is a huge overhead for everytime the
    document is added.

    Does anyone know of a way to manipulate the Word file to add a macro without
    using the Word API? I know this is a longshot but ...

    Thanks
    Matt Hodge




  2. #2
    John Timney (MVP) Guest

    Re: Manipulating Word Documents

    the only way in and out of a word doc is through the word application, I
    think your stuck....have you thought about dumping all the docs into a
    database as binary objects, then you really will have version control
    intergated with your web system .. or look for info on using source safe
    over the web.

    Regards

    John Timney (MVP)

    Matt Hodge <mhodge@intertech.com> wrote in message
    news:38f47280@news.devx.com...
    > I am not really sure this is the right place for this but it does involve
    > server side scripting so ...
    >
    > We are implementing a web service where documents are added and versioned
    > over the web. When a document first gets added to the system we need to

    add
    > a special macro to the document for further versioning information down

    the
    > road. This macro MUST be there for when another user checks the document
    > out to edit it. However using the Word API activates a full version of

    Word
    > on the server. Obviously using Word is a huge overhead for everytime the
    > document is added.
    >
    > Does anyone know of a way to manipulate the Word file to add a macro

    without
    > using the Word API? I know this is a longshot but ...
    >
    > Thanks
    > Matt Hodge
    >
    >
    >




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