Word has a long and colourful history. I’ve been working with it for over twenty years, and have the grey hairs to prove it :-)! Each new version brings change. Depending on your point of view, some good, some less so. With a few notable exceptions, those changes remain with us for many versions to come. One of the first things the seasoned user looks for is “What’s new” information.
I’m no exception to that rule. While exploring Word 2013 I’m encountering differences and trying to determine how they’ll affect my life, both as an end-user and as a developer. With so many years’ information stored in my brain, spanning ten versions of the application, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to remember “what belongs where”. So I started recording my findings.
Soon it occurred to me that others might be interested in this information. Therefore, I’m venturing on my first experience in blogging, rather than maintaining a website.
As time goes on, the content of this blog may well branch out and cover topics of interest I encounter in my work as forum moderator on MSDN. If you have any questions about developing with Word, please ask them on MSDN, not in comments on this blog. You’ll find me – and other helpful souls – in the VSTO, the Word for Developers, the General Office Development and the Open XML SDK forums.
Enjoy working with Word and the other Office applications!
— Cindy Meister, Office Developer MVP