Word 2013 WordOpenXML incomplete: missing Comments extensions

October 20, 2012

In the initial release of Word 2013 the new Comment extensions, contained in the commentsEx.xml part, are not written to the XML returned to the object model property Range.WordOpenXML.


Context-sensitive Tools in the UI in Word 2013

October 9, 2012

One of the biggest problems with Word has always been command discovery balanced against working efficiently. For the ten plus years spanning Word 6 through Word 2003 there were menus, toolbars for various features, as well as the possibility of creating customized toolbars with the commands you needed most. In addition, the toolbars could be positioned freely […]


Word 2013 and text files as mail merge data sources

October 6, 2012

Once again, a forum question has prompted a topic for my blog. This time, it comes from the discussions about developing for Office 2013. For many years, a main focus of my work with Word has been related to importing and exporting data into and out of Word documents. The built-in functionality for this has […]


How the Backstage affects repurposing using Word 2013 VBA

October 1, 2012

New month, new topic – for the moment, at least. Forums are such a wonderful source of topics to write about… Today’s comes from a question in the Office 2013 Preview for Developers forum on MSDN. In Word 2010 the Backstage was introduced with the purpose of providing management functionality for Office documents. The Backstage […]