3. Will Office VBA developers have direct access to the XML DOM? That would be *sweet*.
I agree with this sentiment, once a document is loaded into Word, for example, I'd rather manipulte the XML, much more powerful than using the old API because frankly the API doesn't do stuff that I would like it too (for example inserting a subdocument between
two other subdocuments).
One thing I didn't understand was whether the docx format is the same a WordML that is used in Office 2003. Is it the same or are they updating it?
Also, even though I'd imagine Office 12 is a little way off yet would MS consider releasing the updates for Office 2000, XP and 2003 earlier so that we can start building apps for it before Office 12 is released?
Ah, Alan Cooper is the man, and it's nice to see MS using some of his ideas. To anyone interested in UI design I highly recommed getting his books and reading them, they totally changed the way I think about UI design. Guys, any chance of some more
videos like this one?