Build custom Microsoft Office solutions that solve real business problems--fast!

Now, there's a practical, easy-to-use guide for every developer and power user who wants to solve real business problems with custom Microsoft Office applications.

Packed with case studies and code examples, this book covers all of Office, not just one product. Ken Bluttman shares more than a decade's experience as an Office developer, demonstrating how to program every recent version, from Office 2003 back to Office 97. Working with Office 2003? You'll discover exactly how to make the most of its breakthrough XML support--including schemas, transformations, and more!

Everything you need to know to develop custom Office applications:

  • Covers Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and InfoPath

  • Clearly explains the key Microsoft Office objects and methods

  • Shows how to integrate multiple Office applications into a complete solution

  • Includes full chapters on XML, InfoPath, and Smart Tags

Includes five chapter-length case studies!

  • A custom mail merge application with Access and Word

  • Create PowerPoint graphs with Excel data

  • Automated Excel charts from imported XML data

  • Using Word to repurpose raw XML data into useful content

  • Using Microsoft's XML parser to overcome Office 2003 XML limitations

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