Monday, March 01, 2010

Brian Jones & Zeyad Rajabi: Office Solutions : Open XML SDK + Office Services: Better Together

Check out the full post for some very powerful Open XML-based capabilities

I am probably starting to sound like a broken record, but I am really excited about the different types of solutions that are possible when combining the Open XML SDK with Office Services. In the past, I showed you how to leverage the Open XML SDK to accomplish three main scenarios:

  1. Push data into Open XML files
  2. Pull data out of Open XML files
  3. Manipulate Open XML files

In a previous post, I showed you how to use Word Automation Services to update fields, such as a table of contents, within a document. Today, I am going to show you another functionality of Word Automation Services that will allow you to perform file format conversions on the server. For example, you can leverage the service to convert Word documents into PDF. In addition to Word Automation Services, I am going to show you how to leverage Excel Services to recalculate charts and formulas within a workbook.

In today's post, I am going to show you how to leverage all three components, the SDK and the two Office services, to create a very cool mash up document assembly solution.

Brian Jones & Zeyad Rajabi: Office Solutions : Open XML SDK + Office Services: Better Together

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