Chapter 1. Desktop XML: The reason why Introductory Discussion

  • Information sharing and integration

  • Documents as information assets

  • Sharing information on the Web

Attention information workers!

  • Are you tired of cutting and pasting from one document to another?

  • Are you frustrated because people outside your work group can’t find your reports?

  • Are you concerned that your spreadsheet analyses may not be using the latest data?

  • Do you have that tired, worn-out feeling?

Well, we can’t help you with the last item, unless you’ve been losing sleep over the first three! But Microsoft has a cure for those: They’ve added a powerful dose of the miracle ingredient XML to your favorite Office tools.

XML is a neutral way to represent data in a computer file. By “neutral” ...

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