Hello World

Building a hello world document in Microsoft Word

Quick start

We need to activate the developer option, for that we have to click File, in the top left.

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And click on options, bottom left:

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Let's go to the Customize Ribbon section and select the Developer tab.

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When editing any document, we'll see a Developer tab on the Ribbon options, on the top

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The only section of the Developer tab that we are going to use will be the Controls.

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Before we start with our document, let's click the Design Mode button in the Controls section of the Developer tab.

Open an empty document and write: "My name is David" ( or whatever name you want )

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Next, we will select the text David, and we will select within the tab Developer, in the section Controls, the first icon:

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Then select properties:

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There will be a modal, in which you will be asked for the name of the property:

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You will get the text David text with a wrapper that describes the name of the property.

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Without leaving the document, we can install the Docxmerge Add-In in the Microsoft store:

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Once installed, it will appear in the Home tab, to the right of the whole with a D logo:

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If we click, the login screen will appear. We can authenticate, both with user/password, as with Google:

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Once we authenticate we can see the list of templates, and we click on Create new template

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A modal will appear with a form

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We will ask for the Name, and instead of selecting the Word file, we can give the button to Upload current document :

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Once we create the document, we have the details of the template, and a testing system:

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In this interface there are the following options:

  • If we want to upload changes to the current Word document, we just have to click on the Upload current document button.
  • We can change the JSON and give it to render (since the add-in uses Internet Explorer, these downloads will come out in the downloads of this one)

We have a list of actions on the top right:

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  • Consolidate, will allow you to keep a history of template versions
  • Url, allows an external user to modify the document without having to sign up.
  • Load, allows you to open the content of that template in a new Word.
  • Add Control, is an alternative to the Add contents of the word, ignore for now.
  • Delete, you will be asked for confirmation to delete the template.

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