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Programmatically update Word Link/Embedded Files Source Location RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi I'm not sure if I posted this in the right forum, so please feel free to point me in the right direction.
    We are in the middle of migrating thousands of Word and Excel (Office 2010) files from Novel servers to Windows servers.
    The issue we have is that the vast majority of this Word documents have link or embedded Excel files.
    We need to update the source file location in this files and manually doing so is out of the question, this will be an impossible task.
    I have search and found .NET code that will modify the source location of link/embedded files in Excel.

    Is there a way to accomplish this automatically or with minimum manual intervention?
    Is there any sample code that I can modify to accomplish this?
    I'm using VS2012 and VB (I know this is not the best, I should use C#).
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated

    Gil

    Friday, January 15, 2016 9:03 PM

Answers

  • Hello GRuiz,
    The purpose of this forum is to support the Open Specifications documentation. You can read about the Microsoft Open Specifications program from http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/default.aspx
    The library of Open Specification documents can be accessed from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd208104(PROT.10).aspx

    Your question seems appropriate for the Open XML SDK developer forum.
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=oxmlsdk&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    Regards,
    Sreekanth Nadendla
    Microsoft Windows Open Specifications
    Friday, January 15, 2016 10:16 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hello GRuiz,
    The purpose of this forum is to support the Open Specifications documentation. You can read about the Microsoft Open Specifications program from http://www.microsoft.com/openspecifications/en/us/default.aspx
    The library of Open Specification documents can be accessed from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd208104(PROT.10).aspx

    Your question seems appropriate for the Open XML SDK developer forum.
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=oxmlsdk&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    Regards,
    Sreekanth Nadendla
    Microsoft Windows Open Specifications
    Friday, January 15, 2016 10:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank You, will do.
    Monday, January 18, 2016 3:51 PM