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Best way to handle documents in ASP.NET

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I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee handbook
on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at whether to put
into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it as text or doc files
(not sure how I would display Word .doc files on a web page with all the
Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents management.

Thanks,

Tom.
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Not using Windows SharePoint Services?
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<%= Clinton Gallagher
A/E/C Consulting, Web Design, e-Commerce Software Development
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin USA
NET csgallagher@ REMOVETHISTEXT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://www.metromilwaukee.com/clintongallagher/

"Thomas Scheiderich" <tf*@deltanet.com> wrote in message
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I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee handbook on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at whether to put into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it as text or doc files (not sure how I would display Word .doc files on a web page with all the Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents management.
Thanks,

Tom.

Nov 18 '05 #2

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> I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee
handbook
on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at whether to put into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it as text or doc files
(not sure how I would display Word .doc files on a web page with all the
Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents management.


Why can't you put it there as a word or pdf doc and the user can view this
doc in their browser or download it?

Lauchlan M
Nov 18 '05 #3

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"clintonG" <csgallagher@RE************@metromilwaukee.com> wrote in message
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Not using Windows SharePoint Services?
No, I don't think so.

We are using W2K Server and Sql Server 2000. Is this something extra?

How would it help me with my putting our documents on the website?

Thanks,

Tom.

--
<%= Clinton Gallagher
A/E/C Consulting, Web Design, e-Commerce Software Development
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin USA
NET csgallagher@ REMOVETHISTEXT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://www.metromilwaukee.com/clintongallagher/

"Thomas Scheiderich" <tf*@deltanet.com> wrote in message
news:10*************@corp.supernews.com...
I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee

handbook
on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at whether

to put
into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it as text or doc

files
(not sure how I would display Word .doc files on a web page with all

the
Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents

management.

Thanks,

Tom.


Nov 18 '05 #4

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"Lauchlan M" <LM********@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eW**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee handbook
on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at whether to

put
into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it as text or doc files
(not sure how I would display Word .doc files on a web page with all the
Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents

management.
Why can't you put it there as a word or pdf doc and the user can view this
doc in their browser or download it?
I could, I suppose. That is what I am looking for. The best way to handle
this.

How would I display a word document or pdf.doc file on the web.

We do have acrobat professional (just picked it up). Would it better to
convert the word documents to acrobat and us that on the web?

Thanks,

Tom.
Lauchlan M

Nov 18 '05 #5

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Thomas Scheiderich wrote:
"Lauchlan M" <LM********@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eW**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee
handbook on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at
whether to put into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it
as text or doc files (not sure how I would display Word .doc files
on a web page with all the Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents
management.


Why can't you put it there as a word or pdf doc and the user can
view this doc in their browser or download it?


I could, I suppose. That is what I am looking for. The best way to
handle this.

How would I display a word document or pdf.doc file on the web.

We do have acrobat professional (just picked it up). Would it better
to convert the word documents to acrobat and us that on the web?


At least that's portable ;-)

But there's really no problem here. Just put a Word document on your test
web server and download it. IE invokes Word to display the document within
the browser's main window.

Cheers,
--
Joerg Jooss
jo*********@gmx.net

Nov 18 '05 #6

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"Joerg Jooss" <jo*********@gmx.net> wrote in message
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Thomas Scheiderich wrote:
"Lauchlan M" <LM********@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eW**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee
handbook on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at
whether to put into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it
as text or doc files (not sure how I would display Word .doc files
on a web page with all the Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents
management.

Why can't you put it there as a word or pdf doc and the user can
view this doc in their browser or download it?
I could, I suppose. That is what I am looking for. The best way to
handle this.

How would I display a word document or pdf.doc file on the web.

We do have acrobat professional (just picked it up). Would it better
to convert the word documents to acrobat and us that on the web?


At least that's portable ;-)

But there's really no problem here. Just put a Word document on your test
web server and download it. IE invokes Word to display the document within
the browser's main window.


But what would the HTML/ASP code look like that would do this?

Thanks,

Tom. Cheers,
--
Joerg Jooss
jo*********@gmx.net

Nov 18 '05 #7

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Thomas Scheiderich wrote:
"Joerg Jooss" <jo*********@gmx.net> wrote in message
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Thomas Scheiderich wrote:
"Lauchlan M" <LM********@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eW**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and
> employee handbook on our intranet and was curious how others do
> it?
>
> We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at
> whether to put into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it
> as text or doc files (not sure how I would display Word .doc files
> on a web page with all the Word formating).
>
> Not sure how to keep it maintained either.
>
> Just want to get others experience with this type of documents
> management.

Why can't you put it there as a word or pdf doc and the user can
view this doc in their browser or download it?

I could, I suppose. That is what I am looking for. The best way to
handle this.

How would I display a word document or pdf.doc file on the web.

We do have acrobat professional (just picked it up). Would it
better to convert the word documents to acrobat and us that on the
web?


At least that's portable ;-)

But there's really no problem here. Just put a Word document on your
test web server and download it. IE invokes Word to display the
document within the browser's main window.


But what would the HTML/ASP code look like that would do this?


This laregly depends on how dynamic your environment is, i.e. how often
documents are removed or added. I guess a good approach to start with is to
put all Word documents in a directory (e.g. /documents), write some code
that iterates through all files in that particular directory, produces
hyperlinks from those file names, and binds the collection of hyperlinks to
a Repeater control.

Cheers,

--
Joerg Jooss
jo*********@gmx.net

Nov 18 '05 #8

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See:

http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/

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HTH,
Kevin Spencer
..Net Developer
Microsoft MVP
Big things are made up
of lots of little things.

"Thomas Scheiderich" <tf*@deltanet.com> wrote in message
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"clintonG" <csgallagher@RE************@metromilwaukee.com> wrote in message news:eL**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Not using Windows SharePoint Services?


No, I don't think so.

We are using W2K Server and Sql Server 2000. Is this something extra?

How would it help me with my putting our documents on the website?

Thanks,

Tom.


--
<%= Clinton Gallagher
A/E/C Consulting, Web Design, e-Commerce Software Development
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin USA
NET csgallagher@ REMOVETHISTEXT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://www.metromilwaukee.com/clintongallagher/

"Thomas Scheiderich" <tf*@deltanet.com> wrote in message
news:10*************@corp.supernews.com...
I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and employee

handbook
on our intranet and was curious how others do it?

We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at whether

to put
into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it as text or doc

files
(not sure how I would display Word .doc files on a web page with all

the
Word formating).

Not sure how to keep it maintained either.

Just want to get others experience with this type of documents

management.

Thanks,

Tom.



Nov 18 '05 #9

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"Joerg Jooss" <jo*********@gmx.net> wrote in message
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Thomas Scheiderich wrote:
"Joerg Jooss" <jo*********@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:#C**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Thomas Scheiderich wrote:
"Lauchlan M" <LM********@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eW**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I am getting ready to look at putting our users manual and
>> employee handbook on our intranet and was curious how others do
>> it?
>>
>> We have it already set up as Word documents and am looking at
>> whether to put into our Sql Server and maintain it there or put it
>> as text or doc files (not sure how I would display Word .doc files
>> on a web page with all the Word formating).
>>
>> Not sure how to keep it maintained either.
>>
>> Just want to get others experience with this type of documents
>> management.
>
> Why can't you put it there as a word or pdf doc and the user can
> view this doc in their browser or download it?

I could, I suppose. That is what I am looking for. The best way to
handle this.

How would I display a word document or pdf.doc file on the web.

We do have acrobat professional (just picked it up). Would it
better to convert the word documents to acrobat and us that on the
web?

At least that's portable ;-)

But there's really no problem here. Just put a Word document on your
test web server and download it. IE invokes Word to display the
document within the browser's main window.

But what would the HTML/ASP code look like that would do this?


This laregly depends on how dynamic your environment is, i.e. how often
documents are removed or added. I guess a good approach to start with is

to put all Word documents in a directory (e.g. /documents), write some code
that iterates through all files in that particular directory, produces
hyperlinks from those file names, and binds the collection of hyperlinks to a Repeater control.
I see.

But do I have to tell IE how to handle the document? Or does it just know
by the extension (.doc = word and .pdf = acrobat)?

Thanks,

Tom.
Cheers,

--
Joerg Jooss
jo*********@gmx.net

Nov 18 '05 #10

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