Chapter 3. XML in Office Introductory Discussion

  • Meet the family! Word, Excel, InfoPath, Access, and FrontPage

  • Information capture and reuse

  • End-user data connection

  • Data-driven application enhancement

This chapter is an overview of the XML features of Office. We discuss the XML-enabled Office products – Word, Excel, Access, FrontPage and the newly introduced InfoPath – in the context of several information sharing scenarios.

But the products are really just the supporting cast. The true stars are the advances that XML in Office brings to:

  • information capture and reuse;

  • end-user data connection; and

  • data-driven application enhancement.

Information capture and reuse

For all the valuable abstract data that is managed in database systems, there is even more ...

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