We have a document library application on the web. Currently if a user wants to edit a document they have to download it, make the edits, then reupload the file. I would like to make the edit process easier for users; I am thinking that if I could create a URL that would launch the document using web folders/webdav then they could just open the file, make changes and save - and the document would automatically be updated on the server.
Does anyone know if this can be done or how to do it? (Or any better ideas on how to make the editing process easier for our users...)
(I was formerly a software developer but have being doing UI design for the last 7 years and am not up to date on all the latest programming techiques.)
It's possible to open a document on remote server using an application on a desktop, by simply clicking the file or a link which points at the files URL the file "should" download to local computer and launch appropriate application.
However, when the document is saved or modified, it can not be automatically uploaded back to the server, without some special desktop software which can:
1) Capture the applicaiton in questions "Save" command
2) Have knowledge of where the file is going to re-uploaded too
It's not possible that way.
There may be a work around depending on the types of files that need editing.
Text files could be edited using a HTML TEXTAREA or if it's HTML you could use WYSIWYG editors...
If you document is PDF or word, etc...thats much more difficult...the only solution I can think of is write a PDF -> HTML converter (Edit contents in WYSIWYG) and convert HTML back to PDF, etc...and save contents back to file...
This is not a trivial task however...I'm not even sure if HTML WYSIWYG contain enough stle information to re-build a PDF exactly as it was
It's frustrating being a genius and living the life of a moron!!!
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plz reply...even if u are not sure if ur solution wud work...
I am not absolutely sure of this but you must allow your application to do this via the Microsoft .NET Framework Configuration tool in the Control Panel of the client's system. However, I won't attempt this!
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