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.