A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Friday, February 3, 2006

Publish Your "MS Dynamics SL/Word Documents" to a SharePoint Site

I was reading this article on Microsoft which shows us how to publish Dynamic SL Documents to a SharePoint site.
You can follow the same steps to publish your word documents to a SharePoint site. There are other means to do this as well but just for the sake of experimenting, i thought it would be nice to see how things work.
> When you  install MS Office 2003, you get a new printer - the Microsoft Office Document Image Writer printer.
> When you install Adobe, you get a new printer - Adobe Distiller.
Why I mention Adobe is because you can publish your documents as PDFs using Adobe Distiller.

1. Map a drive to your SharePoint document library.
2. Open word document on your local drive and click Ctrl-P to open printer options. Change your printer to Microsoft Office Document Image Writer printer.
3. Click OK to print, the File Save As dialog box will open. Select your mapped drive, give a name to your file and click OK.
This won't save your file as a Word document. It will save it in MDI format and clicking this file in SharePoint won't open it directly but you will be asked whether you want to open or save it.  It will be opened in Microsoft Office Document Imaging.
If you want to convert your document to PDF, select Adobe Distiller as your printer. Your documents will be saved as PDFs.
Another thing that you may be interested in is you can decide what to print. You can print the whole document or you can just print the document properties. There is a drop down "Print What" in Print Options dialog box. Select "Document properties" to print document properties only.


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