Some Idea: Word->Custom Template for Bars

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Some Idea: Word->Custom Template for Bars
 
Sven Heitmann




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Good Morning,

before I used ADX I tried to make a COM AddIn for Word with all the COM Stuff by myself.

As reference I used an AddIn by Microsoft, called "XML Tool for Word 2003"

This AddIn is an Assembly and a Template, the Assembly (AddIn) makes sure that the Template is loaded as (Template)AddIn, because it is providing the CommandBars and Controls.
The AddIn also connects to the Controls, to provide the ActionHandlers.

Instead the way ADX is going - add all Controls to the normal Template - you have a totaly seperate System: AddIn with its own Template.

So my question is, have you ever thought about such a system?
The benefit in my opinion would be:
1. AddIn is not touching the normal.dot in any way, thus less problems caused by adding/removing Controls.
Just activate/deactivate the (Template)AddIn will show/hide the CommandBars.

2. If you want to use shortcuts for AddIn provided function you need some callback to the AddIn, the template would be a good base for that.

Best regards,
Sven

@Eugene
Sorry for my delay, I have to do a lot of work this week. I try to write the text, we are spoken about, this weekend.
Best regards,

Sven Heitmann
Posted 28 Oct, 2004 03:13:26 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Hi Sven,

I am highly interested in what you suggest. We will think over the possibility of binding an addin and Word template.
I can not say at the moment how it will look, probably it will be a HOWTOs on our site or support from ADX.
I will let you know as soon as we decide.
Posted 28 Oct, 2004 07:14:42 Top
Sven Heitmann




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I apreciate it, that you think about it =)

This is a link to the XML Toolbox, perhaps you could take a look onto it

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a56446b0-2c64-4723-b282-8859c8120db6&displaylang=en
Best regards,

Sven Heitmann
Posted 28 Oct, 2004 09:46:44 Top
Eugene Starostin


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Hi Sven,

As for your ideas.
We have just discussed. It seems to be placed aside. Our build plan is intense.

@Eugene
Sorry for my delay, I have to do a lot of work this week. I try to write the text, we are spoken about, this weekend.


Do not warry. I will wait for you :-)


Posted 29 Oct, 2004 09:45:35 Top
Sven Heitmann




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Ok... I have seen your BuildPlan, nice feature btw. =)

If I get some time, I will experiment a little bit with my idea...

What is WarnKill?


Best regards,

Sven Heitmann
Posted 29 Oct, 2004 10:08:55 Top
Eugene Starostin


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WarnKill will be our secret up to the build with it :-)
Posted 30 Oct, 2004 04:58:04 Top
Sven Heitmann




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Some days later and it would be a good christmas present ;)
Best regards,

Sven Heitmann
Posted 30 Oct, 2004 08:32:51 Top