Court, Todd, et al > Actually, PHP does COM very well....search the PHP-WIN list about "COM" and > "Word" and you should find some good hints and examples to get going. I > haven't accessed the keywords portion of a word document yet, but someone > wrote a spellcheck function that used the spellcheck built into Word using > PHP COM. There is also a really helpful article at phpbuilder.com that gets > you started with COM. If you have trouble finding them, I could forward > some messages to you from that list.
> -----Original Message----- > I was thinking COM/DCOM, but then does PHP able to do that? Or do I > need to resort to ASP(Awful Scripting Pages)? Thanks for that comment Court. I have seen the entries in the PHP manual - and possibly one or two of those articles (but not yet studied them - so many PHP info sources/ideas but so little time!). The spell-check exploit caught my eye - a good way to make use of a well-established (and if you use if frequently - a well invested) tool. Unlike Todd's application (getting data out of Word) I was thinking of going the 'other way' (yes there's always one!). HTML/browsers are good for showing information on the screen - whether a data-entry type of form, or a web page or descriptive/narrative information (eg a PHPbuilder article). However when you want to print the data out, browsers are pretty basic! So I was wondering about extending the idea of constructing web documents from a db/on the fly for display in a browser, to going the next step and reproducing the same doc in (say) Word (using its presentation/printing/formatting features), so that the doc can be presented with natty facilities, eg page/chapter headings/footings, page numbers, chapters and table of contents, cover page(s), indexes/indices, etc - 'camera ready'! Anyone seen it done? =dn -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php