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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
neolug_ppt.zip presentation

neolug.zip 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
VLinkND6.zip


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
Parsewrd.zip


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
Texttmpl.zip


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
MedXRef.zip


Business Situation #5) Customized Reports

Business Problem: Need for dynamic, eye pleasing reports.

Rich text solution: Use the Midas classes to create fancier reports.
ReportIt.zip

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