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Microsoft word support questions

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  1. Eddie
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    dear all,

    as the user can edit the content in a microsoft word format in lightning. if i have a ms word that already have its own layout and images. would the lighting automatically upload the layout (defined in ms word) and images to the system ?

    many thanks !

    rgds,

    ec
  2. Boyan Barnev
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    Hi Eddie,


    Yes, Sitefinity Lightning supports editing MS-Word formatted documents, through our integration with WPF RadEditor, for example you can check this screenshot.

    Regards,
    Boyan Barnev
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  3. Eddie
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    many thanks Boyan !

    may I know how does the layer in ms word map to the layout or content in the system ?
    how does the image uploaded in the system ? default library ? or ?
    many thanks !
  4. Ivaylo Angelov
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    Hello Eddie,

    Thank you for your interest in Lightning!

    The editor for MS Word formatted documents used in Lightning manage its inner content - imported images, other media files, etc., just like MS Word does it by itself.
    These items are part of the document and are not extracted as files.
    This means, that all the media you have included in your document, will not be uploaded in your Sitefinity site as a separate data content.
    You can manage your media items in Sitefinity by using the Libraries support capabilities provided in Lightning.

    I'll be glad to assist your further if any questions arise.

    Regards,
    Ivaylo Angelov
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  5. Eddie
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    Thank you Angelov,

    what if a customer import a ms word into lightening which is 2 columns layout and 1 image.
    what happen if the customer upload the ms doc ?
    will it be uploaded and applied to a widget ? if so, how can i pre-config ?
    as you said that the image and layout in the ms doc will not uploaded as separated file, where the image will be stored then ? default library ?
    any video or screen capture ?

    many many thanks !

    ec
  6. Ivaylo Angelov
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    Hello again,

    For the time being, Columns layout is not supported by the editor.
    As far as your other questions are concerned, when the user publishes the document
    from Lightning, it will be uploaded as a single document in the selected document library.
    All the pictures, data and formatting in this document will remain part of it.
    What you can do with this document, is either download and preview it on you computer with an application that supports *.doc / *.docx files, delete it from Sitefinity, multiply it, etc.
    The data in this document however, cannot be extracted and used as separate Sitefinity content.
    There is no widget so far that you can associate with this document type.
    Pictures inserted in the document will not be uploaded as pictures in a Sitefinity image library.
    You would be able to access all the information in your file only by opening it again in either MS Word or the embedded editor in Lightning.

    I've recorded a demo video in which I've tried to explain all the statements above in actual interactions with the application. You can watch it by following this link.

    I hope this information helps.

    Regards,
    Ivaylo Angelov
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  7. Eddie
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    Thank you Ivaylo !

    Thank you very much for your support and that is a great video. It seems like the document is uploaded as a document in the sitefinity. May I know what is the purpose of uploading a ms doc to sitefinity ? Sorry for the silly question but just want to make sure we understand the purpose and best practice that how we should use the ms doc support. many thanks !

    ec
  8. Ivaylo Angelov
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    Hi,

    Uploading files from both Sitefinity and Lightning actually provides what is an indispensable feature of all solutions which are said to be Content Management System.
    Of course, there are different purposes you can find of uploading MS document to Sitefinity.
    For example, you could use the documents you have uploaded to provide Lightning users the ability to edit them without the need of MS Word application - this could be useful in a corporate environment.
    The documents in Sitefinity on the other hand, could be included as links in a blog post, news publication or any other content type. This way you could give your site's visitors an access to these files which they can download, preview, etc. Consider these files as a resource of your own Sitefinity instance.
    What is more, you can later on use the Connector for SharePoint to easily sync your data with a SharePoint site.

    Best wishes,
    Ivaylo Angelov
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