Sunday, August 23, 2009

Microsoft InfoPath

Microsoft InfoPath (full name Microsoft Office InfoPath) is an application used to develop XML-based data entry forms, first released as part of the Microsoft Office 2003 suite of programs in late 2003 and later released as part of Microsoft Office 2007. Initially given the codename XDocs, the main feature of InfoPath is its ability to author and view XML documents with support for custom-defined XML schemata. It can connect to external systems using XML Web services through MSXML and the SOAP Toolkit, and back-end and middle-tier systems can be configured to communicate by using Web services standards such as SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL. Additionally, because InfoPath documents are raw XML, it is possible to directly repurpose the data in other XML processors.
In InfoPath, the user can complete a form while off-line. InfoPath may check some fields on the form for validity, and the user can attach a digital signature. The user later connects to the server and submits the form (in XML form), which may be routed for approval. When the user connects to the server, the form template may be automatically updated.

Market Share Ms Office Publisher

Publisher has a relatively small share of the desktop publishing market, which is dominated by Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.[2] Publisher has historically been less well-liked among high-end commercial print shops, compared with other desktop publishing applications.[3] Publisher's position as an entry-level application aggravates many issues (particularly in older versions) such as fonts unavailable and embedded objects not available on service providers' machines (however, Publisher does come with tools to pack related files into a self-expanding application). Many higher end features like transparency, object shadowing, slugs, text on paths, built-in PDF output, etc. are either not fully-functional or simply unavailable (especially in previous versions). However, recent versions have greater capabilities concerning color separations and proper process coloring output. Publisher 2007 also includes the capability to output commercial press quality PDF with embedded fonts as an optional download from the Microsoft website.
Publisher is included in high-end editions of Microsoft Office. This reflects Microsoft's emphasis on Publisher as an easy-to-use and less expensive alternative to the "heavyweights" and also its focus on the small business market where firms do not have dedicated design professionals available to make marketing materials and other documents.[2][4]
Publisher's proprietary file format (.pub) is unsupported by most other applications, with the exception of Adobe PageMaker. Publisher supports numerous other file formats, including the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format which is supported on Windows platforms.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ms office Publisher 2003

Microsoft Publisher, officially Microsoft Office Publisher, is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. It is an entry-level application, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.Ms Office Publisher 2003 is blended with many features that can help you in works related to publications including web publishing. Read more....
by David Bartosik, MVP

As a Microsoft Publisher MVP and Office 11 beta tester, I've had ample time to get to know all the changes that have been made to the products web design functionality in this latest release. In this article I'll share some of these with you along with some input on my experience.
Personally my favorite thing about this version is that the products Personal Info Dialog Box finally has an option to turn it off. Through each version I have never used the Personal Info feature and that pop up dialog on each new publication has always annoyed me. The dialog now has a check box so if you aren't planning to use the Personal Info feature and you check that box you can launch your future new publications a little faster and with a few less mouse clicks.
I do have another favorite thing about this version and like that dialog this has been a Pet Peeve of mine through previous versions. A feature that's been long over due and in fact has been present in Word for at least the prior two versions. That new feature being Pixels as a measurement unit option. Pixel measurement provides the accuracy to achieve a more professional look and feel in your layout and designs.
Of more significant importance this version corrects issues that were introduced with the 2002 version, such as variable page lengths, hyperlinks in filled text boxes, and custom page naming.
Version 2003 introduces new templates that make it very easy to create a professional looking web site and new wizards and visual cues that make web publications simpler and easier to understand.
This version introduces what MS has coined "Incremental Uploading". What that means in English is that the whole site no longer has to be uploaded after modifying the web publication file. This feature when turned on keeps track of which pages are modified in the publication file and only uploads those files.
Publisher achieves this through the use of XML. Which is one of the factors behind the larger web file size in this version compared to previous versions.
The more code in a file the larger the file size. Here is a comparison:
Under v.2002 SP2, select Accent web template, Export as web page, result is :index.htm (11 kb)7 image files created equaling 26 kb totaltotal load size for home page is 37 kb (11 + 26)Under v.2003, select Accent template, Publish to web, result is :index.htm (41 kb)12 image files created equaling a total of 40kb (extra files due to VML in 2003)total load size for home page is 81 kb (41 + 40)
In testing Incremental Uploading I have been pleased with the results. It will definitely be a time saver for larger sites. Technically you don't get the full benefits of it until after the third time the site is published.
An issue that was found during testing of this feature is that on some web servers the sites supporting folder (containing all pages after the home page) is hidden, not visible when logged on to the server and viewing the contents. MS identified this as being an issue with the web servers handling of xml files. The user can contact their web host about this permissions issue or they can elect to not use the supporting folder option.
I've already pointed out the subject of file size. File size is the only down side I see with this version. In addition to what I've already mentioned some other nice things are - a return to naming the home page to index.htm by default, more nav bar placement options, separation of nav bar titles and page titles, and lots of pre-made topic pages.
I've published a sample site at this address—
This sample site generated 114 files with a total file size of 2.2 MB. The index file (home page) is 112 kb. The site is comprised of only 12 pages. You can CLICK HERE to view the file listing for the site. This listing also illustrates the new default file naming convention of this version (yes they changed it again).
Those users with free web space and/or limited web space will most likely find that 2 MB for a 12 page site is an obstacle. Business users implementing a site on a local intranet can be less concerned.
I welcome and encourage feedback on this sample site and the topics I've discussed here in the Microsoft Community. CLICK HERE to visit the Community.
Whether you have an existing web site from Publisher or are considering creation of a web site with Publisher, you the user will need to determine for yourself whether the enhancements of this latest version out weigh the down side of the web page file size.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What makes your office work fast!!

If you really want to work faster in ms offfice applications. At the time of installation you should keep in mind that, install minimal application then as and when needed get it upgraded that really works faster. Check by reinstalling ms office application on your machine.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ms Office Tools MS Access Snapshot viewer

Discover the new things in ms office tools if you are new ...
Today I am going to put forth the information about snapshot viewer. You may have come across this before or may have never. So lets check what's ultimate microsoft people has done for the ms office users around the world. First lets learn about snapshot viewer
Snapshot Viewer is a program that you can use to view, print, and mail a snapshot, such as a report snapshot. Snapshot Viewer version 9.0 consists of a stand-alone executable program, a Snapshot Viewer control (Snapview.ocx), a help file, and other related files. By default, Snapshot Viewer is automatically installed by Microsoft Access 2000 the first time you create a report snapshot. You can also install Snapshot Viewer from the Setup program, or from a World Wide Web software download page located at the Microsoft Access Developer's Web site. You can use the Snapshot Viewer control to view a snapshot from Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0 or later or from any application that supports ActiveX controls, such as Access or Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.
This is what about the snapshot viewer the programme help says all about.