Tag: MS Word

Working with Word document properties, bookmarks, content controls and quick parts

Working with Word document properties, bookmarks, content controls and quick parts

The Microsoft Word object model is a complex and varied one. You can really get an appreciation for Word as a piece of software after spending some time slogging it out with the Microsoft Word object model. Even though the object model can be somewhat daunting it gives you amazing […]

Working with multiple Microsoft Word documents

Working with multiple Microsoft Word documents

In today’s article we’ll take a look at how you can combine information and text from various existing Microsoft Word documents into a single document. We’ll create a Word add-in that will allow the user to select and insert different paragraphs from one or more existing Word documents, into another […]

Building custom task panes for Word 2013 – 2003

Building custom task panes for Word 2013 – 2003

Task panes provide a great way to deliver a custom user interface inside Microsoft Word if the standard ribbon bar simply does not suffice. It gives you the opportunity to display a fairly large amount of information to the user as well as giving the user the option to hide […]

Customizing Word main menu, context menus and Backstage view

Customizing Word main menu, context menus and Backstage view

Microsoft Word, like all the Office applications, introduced the Ribbon UI in Office 2007. However, Office 2003 still has a pretty big install base. This means that you will need to cater for the different user interface components that accompany Word 2003 and older. In this article we’ll take a […]

Automating Word Mail Merge (C# sample)

Automating Word Mail Merge (C# sample)

The Mail Merge functionality in Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful features that enables you to create, amongst other things, simple form letters. It is, however, one of the tricky things to get your head around when trying to automate it in either an Office add-in or a […]

UX guidelines for Office 2013 Content and Task Pane Apps

UX guidelines for Office 2013 Content and Task Pane Apps

Ok, it’s time to get excited about the new Office, new Windows and the new Microsoft applications! If you’ve been following the news you would’ve noticed that for the first time in a quarter of a century Microsoft has a new logo. This is just part of a Microsoft’s overhaul […]