Data Only - XML


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Guest

I have Word 2003 and I would like to save a document in XML format. I have
seen information on a "Data Only" checkbox, however, I do not see this in my
Save As dialog when I select XML document. How do I get this checkbox to
show up?

Thanks
 
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Beth Melton

Does the document contain XML markup?

If not then there is no XML data to save. For an example/tutorial of
using XML in Word take a look at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/understanding/xmloffice/articles/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dno2k3ta/html/odc_ofxml_in_office2003_jrd.asp

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G

Guest

No, it does not. I was under the impression that "data only" would remove
all the formatting stuff and leave the text (in some sort of XML format). It
seems like text should be considered data.

If you go into Word 2003, type in a few lines of text, go to save as, select
XML document, do you see the "data only" checkbox?

Thanks for your reply.
 
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Beth Melton

Yes, I see the "Data only" option if I select "XML Document". However
the document still needs XML markup which contains data tags.

Without the data tags there is no way for Word, or any other
application, to "know" what data to keep. Sure you could continue
trying to save but the result will be a malformed XML file that you
can't read.

Additionally, you need to be using Office 2003 Professional in order
to utilize the full XML functionality.

If all you want is the text portion of the document then save the
document as text.
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Microsoft Office MVP

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MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
 

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