Have you been wondering why people are starting to make a fuss about XML support in Office Professional Edition 2003?
For my money, XML support is the most dramatic change in Microsoft Office
since Word and Excel first got bundled together for marketing purposes nearly
20 years ago. Up until now, your favorite Office applications helped you input
data, manipulate data, and format data. Now those same applications have the
capability to understand what your data means, help you work with it more effectively,
and allow you to present it with greater flexibility than ever before.
For example, with Office Professional Edition 2003 now you can:
Establish rules for each type of document. If a document
violates a rule, you can tell Office not to print or save the document until
the violation is corrected.
At the click of a button, instantly transform a document
to suit multiple purposes.
Save documents as XML data files that can be opened and edited with any industry standard XML editor.
If this sounds as exciting to you as it does to me, you may want to download my full report on XML in Office 2003. You can get the full report here: http://www.wordsite.com/downloads/xmlarticle.htm.
If you've already upgraded to Office Professional Edition 2003, then I've got even better news for you. I've prepared a sample XML project that demonstrates exactly how powerful this new technology is. (Sorry, the project isn't compatible with earlier versions of Office.) You can get the sample project here: http://www.wordsite.com/downloads/xmlproject.htm.