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    Resolved [SEMI-RESOLVED] Render Word Document

    Im needing to generate docx documents in our intranet site via mail merge templates. I need to be able to display the docx either in the browser or word BUT need to be able to allow editing that can be easily be saved back up to the server.

    I have some code already to find the MERGE tags and populate them but its old and maybe theres a better way now?
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/office...rgefields.aspx

    I havent found any good reliable way to trap the editing if it opens in Word from a browser link so Im exploring the in-browser possibility.

    Whats the best way to do this?

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    Re: Render Word Document

    we use syncfusion docio for this. It's incredibly easy to use. I was able to go from no knowledge at all to rendering word documents to pdf files and then importing other pdfs into them. It's quite robust. We were originally custom-generating bills of lading, and they were dynamically generated. We were able to create 14 generic ones (based on 14 ticket types) and the customers are able to edit them since they are docx files.

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    Re: Render Word Document

    Wow, thats about $1,000 more than the dev pack we use DevCraft Complete from Progress / Telerik but it has a very raw WordsProcessing library that we are not using due to its infancy. Hope to work it in eventually as time allows.

    For now Im using the merge field conversion and replacement very similar to th eCP article I linked.
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    Re: Render Word Document

    So Telerik came back with my support isssue where their conversion to word is outputting malformed word document. Seems they have a bug and we wont be able to use the library for at least another quarter or two minimum. I had hoped to upgrade the functionality and reduce the code but since its working its ok for now.
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    Re: Render Word Document

    Just got another email back from support. They figured out one of the rendering issues when converting the word document to pdf so I can write my own code to "prepare" teh document so it converts without the error. w00t!

    If I can convert all the word documents to pdf just for displaying in the browser that will be sufficient for now.
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    Re: Render Word Document

    Just got another email back from support. They figured out one of the rendering issues when converting the word document to pdf so I can write my own code to "prepare" teh document so it converts without the error. w00t!

    If I can convert all the word documents to pdf just for displaying in the browser that will be sufficient for now.
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