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2008

December 21, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" - next Chapter III etude was published -

Etude 3.1. Working with Document Properties

 

November 2, 2008

Statistics pages were updated.

'Average successful requests for pages per day' for this web site exceeded 3000!

 

October 5, 2008

Statistics pages were updated.

 

September 12, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" - last Chapter II etude was published -

Etude 2.5. Modifying Toolbars

 

September 7, 2008

Statistics pages were updated.

August 30, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" - next two Chapter II etudes were published -

Etude 2.3 "Built-in Icons" and

Etude 2.4 "Icon Instruments"

 

August 3, 2008

Statistics pages were updated.

 

July 5, 2008

The number of the Program downloads from "Microsoft Office Extensions" exceeded 3000.

The number of the Program downloads from this site exceeded 5000.

Statistics pages were updated.

"Old news" were moved to the "News Archive" page.

 

June 21, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" - first two Chapter II etudes were published -

Etude 2.1 "Built-in Toolbars" and

Etude 2.2 "Custom Toolbars"

 

June 21, 2008

'Average successful requests for pages per day' for this web site exceeded 2000!

 

June 15, 2008

'Successfull requests' for this web site exceeded one million (1 000 000) with 150 000 'Successful requests for pages'!

 

June 7, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" -
May 2008 statistics was added to the "Content" page.

Etude 4.2 "Encrypting Documents" is announced and added to the index.

 

April 20, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" -
Etude 4.1 "Document State Saver" was published.

 

April 8,  2008

PC Magazine: It works!

The "AhDocStateSaver" program ("Document State Saver" global template) was successfully tested in PC Magazine/Russian Edition, and received a logo "Yes, it Works!" and Rating: 5.

You can download the template from the following location
http://www.offext.ru/Library/Business/Officework/376.aspx

PC Magazine/RE:
Everybody knows about numerous Microsoft Word UI customization possibilities. Toolbars location, spell checking, styles selection – all these parameters are saved automatically by default and restored next time you launch Microsoft Word. But closing Microsoft Word average user looses many other settings. The typical example is a work with a multipage document. When document is closed the information about the caret position disappears, as when you open the document again you will have the caret in the beginning of the document. The full list of lost settings is big: page number, clipboard content, current font and underground colors.

The "AhDocStateSaver.dot" template is intended for saving «full» document state when document is closed and for restoring document state when document is opened. Except the caret position the program saves some other parameters – the selection position, zoom, vertical scroll position and view. The template is loaded automatically and works fully in the background. The template is created using VBA. The document settings are saved in XML file.

The source code of the template will be published in Etude 4.1. "Saving Document State" of the book "Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers", which is beinig published now on this site.

 

February 3, 2008

The "PC Magazine/Russian Edition", ¹1, 2008, p.79, published the description of the "Transcriber" program in the article "Microsoft Office Extensions: What Is It All About?"

Here is a brief citation from the article:

The "Microsoft Office Extensions" contest is an attempt to show that even in the niche occupied by the global monopolist there is always room for further software development, which is interesting for the users, for the developers and even for the Office software producer.

Decide yourself whether it is right or not!

See page "References" for details.

January 22, 2008

The number of the Program downloads from "Microsoft Office Extensions" exceeded 2000. Average rate is approximately 6 downloads per day.

January 19, 2008

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" -
Etude 1.5 "Inserting Formatted Text" was published.

2007

 

November 17, 2007

"Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" -
Etude 1.4 "Styles" was published.

October 14, 2007

"Etudes C++" page was added. On this page I will publish etudes for programmers. Each etude is dedicated to one small program (utility) which is interesting "as it is" and as a task for "home" work. Typically each etude includes brief functionality description, some screenshots and output examples if applicable. Etudes that will be described in the "Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" are already published. Read!

September 30, 2007

Search page was added.
It uses Google (for English) and Yandex (for Russian).
Search!

September 14, 2007

Electronic publication of my new book "Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" is started on www.transcriber.ru

Approximately once in a month (or once in two months) I am going to publish a new etude. The whole publication will be finished approximately in Summer 2008 (or in Summer 2009, I really don't know).

Some first etudes and some parts of the appendix are waiting for the readers.

July 27, 2007

Coming soon!

Electronic publication of Evgeny Akhundzhanov's book "Etudes for Microsoft Word Programmers" will start in the middle of August September 2007 on this website. The book is about using Microsoft Word in software projects. The book consists of 16 etudes in three chapters "Formatting", "Menus and Toolbars" and "Automation". Each etude typically starts with functional specification and results in ready-to-use Microsoft Word plugin. All source codes are included. The last etude describes the Transcriber project and source codes will be published as well. "Ordinary" Microsoft Word users could just use the ready-to-use plugins in their everyday work.

July 27, 2007

Transcriber v.2 is available. Check "Download" page.
Transcriber v.2 has been uploaded to the
"Microsoft Office Extensions" Contest site.

July 9, 2007

The number of the Program downloads from "Microsoft Office Extensions" exceeded 1000.

June 14, 2007

PC Magazine publishes the article with official contest results
"Office Extensions:
Awards found Heroes". See photos here.

May 24, 2007

Official results of "Winter-Spring 2007" season have been published on the "Microsoft Office Extensions" web site.

April 23, 2007

The Author (on the left) received the main prize of the "Microsoft Office Extensions" Contest ("Winter-Spring 2007" season) - Depo Ego 535 personal computer - in the editorial office of the PC Magazine/Russian Edition.  Oleg Lebedev, the Chief Editor of the PC Magazine/RE is on the right.

April 23, 2007

The number of the Program downloads from "Microsoft Office Extensions" exceeded 500. The average download rate first time reached 7 downloads per day.

April 6, 2007

The Program won the first prize of the "Microsoft Office Extensions" Contest  ("Winter-Spring 2007" season). The Author received"Mister Plug-in 2007" status. The Contest results are published in the forum http://www.offext.ru/Developers/Forum/260.aspx (registration is required).

February 19, 2007

The Program home page has been published on www.transcriber.ru

February 5, 2007
PC Magazine: It works!

The Program was successfully tested in PC Magazine/Russian Edition and received a logo "Yes, it Works!" and Rating: 5
 

PC Magazine/RE:
Recommended: 29.11.06

An elegant feature which is absent in standard Microsoft Word. The program allows to control speech sound file playback directly from Microsoft Word. The program is implemented as Microsoft Word template (.dot) and is accompanied by a detailed help file. During testing the program proved to work reliably and without any errors.

Especially we would like to mention the elegancy of the suggested solution. The program doesn't limit a user in available formats of text documents and allows a user to keep the information (sound labels) that is necessary to control Windows Media Player. The program is as elegant as simple and allows even non-experienced users to use all features of fully functional speech transcriber.
(Translated from Russian by EA)

More...

January 25,  2007

The first version of the Program home page has been created.

November 14,  2006

The first version of the Program has been uploaded to the "Microsoft Office Extensions" Contest site.

 

 

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