You can now download an add-on for Microsoft Word that supports DAISY XML, the Digital Accessible Information System standard for accessible translation. The add-on reads the word document to individuals. Like most accessibility projects, there are still some bugs that need to be worked out. If you’re interested in testing the add-on, please visit http://tinyurl.com/5txl7a.
Xobni went public recently offering it’s beta tool for download at http://xobni.com. Xobni, inbox spelled backwards, is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook. I’ve been using it with Outlook 2007 for quite some time and appreciate it’s usability. I like being able to click on an email to review all emails to and from that particular user and to also see their contact info. I’d like the ability to edit their contact info if it was incorrect, but I’m sure that will be added in the future. If you haven’t used it yet, be sure to check it out.
Quite often, we send out automated emails from our .NET applications. Usually they are for our own internal users, but from time to time, they are for external users. Outlook 2007 and Word 2007 revamped the HTML Email rendering. They now use the Word 2007 Schema, a subset of the 4.01 Transitional Schema. Apparently, Word 2007 doesn’t like certain CSS attributes especially if you use normal CSS to layout your email (fixed width divs, etc). More information about this topic can be found by visiting http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338200.aspx and http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338201.aspx. Microsoft offers a few options to validate your HTML, CSS, XML, etc with … Continue reading How To: Validate HTML Email Content For Outlook 2007