Word userforms based on customXML
Showing developers how customXML can help to store and retrieve data for self made input forms.
Expert Word developers making custom dialog screens
Before starting this tutorial, make sure you understand the concepts of customXML and content controls. Please see the sidebar for reference to this tutorial.
The developer needs in-depth knowledge of
The XPath knowledge is applied to easily get information from the custom XML part.
This tutorial exists of a number of lessons which must be followed in order to reach the desired effect. Please review each step by clicking on the title
0 - Overview
In this lesson I will give an overview of the components we will create in order to give the reader a picture of the end situation.
Now you have an overview of all the components and their interactions. The template contains a userform for user interactions. The userform will retrieve and store its information mainly from/in the customXML. In the body text the Content Controls will take care of displaying this information. The customXML can also be used to populate content controls in the text and the userform.