Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 focused on XML mapping, a remarkable new feature that lets you write and read XML documents in your own custom XML format with Word and Excel. The XML mapping features are at the heart of Office 2003 XML, but they don’t solve every problem. One limitation is that the users who are working with the mapped documents need to take additional steps to import or export the XML data. In some cases, users will also need to understand how to work with the rich Office format (.doc or.xls), and the data-only XML that’s sent to other applications. And though you can hide the XML mapping information (for example, by turning off Word’s tag display and using placeholder text), you can’t hide the fact that there are two ways to save an Office document—in its proprietary Office format, or in more limited, but fully customizable, XML.
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