NEOLUG - Rich Text Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Thanks to those who attended. I felt the session went very well, and people responded to the ideas and demos. I would appreciate any feedback either for those in Ohio who were able to attend the session and others who have a chance to read the slides and try out the demo databases.
The basic demo database here does not require any third party products. I also showed a few sample dbs which might use the Midas Rich Text LSX
. Please note that if you don't have the Midas Rich Text LSX and would like to try out the demos, you should
request an evaluation license
Presentation Slides & Main Demo DB
main demo db
Business Situation #1) Valid Links
Business Problem: A company has thousands of links in documents created over a period of years, and no easy way to determine which are still valid.
Rich text solution: Use the ND6 rich text classes to follow links and create a report
Business Situation #2) Parsing Documents
Business Problem: A compound document needs to be broken up into its component parts and each made into separate documnt.
Rich text solution: Use the Midas classes to parse rich text and separate out the components
Business Situation #3) Text Templates ("Mail Merge")
Business Problem: A standard template of formatted information is prepared, and keywords or tags need to be found and replaced.
Rich text solution: Use R5 RenderToRTItem or ND6 FindAndReplace or the Midas classes to search and replace delimited tags
Business Situation #4) Cross Referencing
Business Problem: You have documents with large amounts of text and want to provide cross reference links to associated information, glossary terms and contacts.
Rich text solution: Use the Midas classes to perform automatic context cross-referencing
Business Situation #5) Customized Reports
Business Problem: Need for dynamic, eye pleasing reports.
Rich text solution: Use the Midas classes to create fancier reports.
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