Find out how to Understand XML specification and schemas Set up and complete InfoPath forms Design new forms from XML data files Debug InfoPath scripts Tackle real-world problems with the help of case studies Work with data in each of the XML-supported Office applications You don't need to be a programmer to enhance Office with XML XML support for Microsoft Office 2003 has taken interoperability to a new level. Now you can share data among Office applications, across platforms, and over the Internet using built-in XML tools. In this clearly organized volume, Peter Aitken helps you define and standardize document data structure within your organization using XML. He explains XML technology, walks you through designing templates with InfoPath, and shows you how to use the XML tools built into Word, Excel, Access, and FrontPage to facilitate data exchange throughout your enterprise. "...the real-world case studies are practical, offering detailed solutions to the scenarios outlined. I would recommend this book to anyone who plans to leverage the features found in the Office System 2003 for their business.
" Dave Beauchemin, Microsoft MVP CD-ROM Includes Trial versions of John Walkenbachs Power Utility Pak, HotDog Professional, WinRAR, and many others Demo versions of BBEdit, XML Pro, and more Exclusive Office 2003 Super Bible eBook, with more than 500 pages of information about how Microsoft Office components work together Valuable author files and examples
Table of Contents
Preface.Part I: Enhancing Office with XML.Chapter 1: Office and XML Technology.Chapter 2: What Is XML?Part II: Getting Going with XML and InfoPath.Chapter 3: Introduction to InfoPath.Chapter 4: Designing InfoPath Forms, Part 1.Chapter 5: Designing InfoPath Forms, Part 2.Chapter 6: Scripting with InfoPath.Part III: XML and Other Office Applications.Chapter 7: Word and XML.Chapter 8: Excel and XML.Chapter 9: Access and XML.Chapter 10: FrontPage and XML.Part IV: Case Studies.Chapter 11: Connecting Word and InfoPath.Chapter 12: Connecting Excel and InfoPath.Chapter 13: Connecting Access and InfoPath.Chapter 14: Connecting FrontPage and InfoPath.Chapter 15: Connecting Word and FrontPage.Chapter 16: Connecting Web Publishing and InfoPath.Appendix A: What's on the Companion CD-ROM.Appendix B: XML Fundamentals and Syntax.Appendix C: Data Modeling with XSD Schemas.Appendix D: XSLT and Xpath.Index.
Peter Aitken (Chapel Hill, NC) has been writing about computers and programming for over 10 years, with some 30 books well as hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles to his credit. His recent book titles include Visual Basic .NET Programming With Peter Aitken, Office XP Development With VBA, XML the Microsoft Way, Windows Script Host, and Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET Internet Programming in 21 Days. He is an original co-author of the multiple edition best-seller Teach Yourself C in 21 Days. For several years he was a Contributing Editor at Visual Developer Magazine where he wrote a popular Visual Basic column. He is regular contributor to Microsoft OfficePro magazine and the DevX Web site. Peter is the proprietor of PGA Consulting, providing custom application and Internet development to business, academia, and government since 1994.