We recently showed you how to set the user information in Word. Word also stores several additional advanced properties related to your documents. Some of these are displayed on the “Info” screen and you can change these properties. NOTE: We used Word 2013 to illustrate this feature. To access the dialog box that allows you to change the properties for the currently open document, click the “File” tab. By default, the “Info” screen should display.
Yes, Word has its own date format settings, per language, according to the language of the text in the document as recognized by Word or as set by the user. The way to access these settings depends on Word version (and user interface language, which affects the keyboard shortcuts).
If not, click “Info” at the top of the list of items on the left. On the right side of the “Info” screen, click “Properties” and select “Advanced Properties” from the drop-down list.
A dialog box displays with the file name (without the file extension) on the title bar, showing you information about your document. To access the properties you can change, click the “Summary” tab. Enter properties on the “Summary” tab such as “Title,” “Author,” “Company,” and “Keywords.” Keywords are also called tags and can be used to categorize and find your document more easily. You are returned to the “Info” screen and the advanced properties you entered display. The keywords you entered are displayed as “Tags.” You can also display and change the advanced properties in a “Document Information Panel” above the document. To show the panel, click “Properties” on the “Info” screen and select “Show Document Panel.” You are automatically returned to your document where the “Document Information Panel” displays below the ribbon.
For each property, there’s an edit box displaying the current value for the property and allowing you to change the values. You can also use the “Document Properties” button on the panel to access the properties dialog you can also use to edit the properties and view other information. To close the panel, click the “X” button in the upper-right corner of the panel. In a future article, we will be showing you how you can insert these advanced properties into your documents so they will automatically update when you change them.
Although it’s not necessary to have the content controls on the Word document to manipulate the documents using the Open XML SDK, it is always one of the best practices to have the documents with the content controls processed by the Open XML. It not only promotes the best practices for mutual agreement between word document template designer and Open XML programmer for systematic document manipulation but also provides great mechanism to identify the placeholder from the Open XML program to manipulate the contents with in word documents. If you need to add the content controls on your word 2007 or word 2010 documents for Open XML automation, please follow below steps to design the document templates using the word content controls. Step 1: Open the desired word document where you want to add the content controls. Please verify that Developer tab is available on the Ribbon toolbar. By default, developer tab is not enabled on the Office 2010 Ribbon Interface.
Step 2: If it’s not available then enable the Developer tab on the Ribbon toolbar from the options section. For the Word 2010, enable the developer tab from the Office Backspace. Step 3: Once you have a developer tab, locate the specific section with in the document to add the content control. From the Developer tab, select the desirable content control from the Ribbon. Word 2010 supports seven content control types: Rich Text, Plain Text, Picture, Drop-Down List, Combo Box, Calendar, and Building Blocks. In this step by step process, we will add Rich Text Content Control by selecting the Rich Text Control from the Content Controls Groups area.