ODMA compliant

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Misc.' started by hgopp99, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. hgopp99

    hgopp99 Guest

    I am executing a third-party software that has the option to turn check ODMA
    support. When a Word document is saved, it is prompted to be saved in the
    vendor's application. I thought this would work with an Excel spreadsheet,
    but it does not.

    I do not know anything about ODMA and I was wondering if this a normal
    response or just something I might consider a "bug". ODMA for dummies would
    be helpful. Thank you.
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    hgopp99, Mar 28, 2006
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  2. Hi Hgopp99,

    ODMA is 'Open Document Management API (application programming interface). Basically it's job is to communicate between your
    desktop apps, in this case MS Office, and a Document Management System (DMS), usually from a 3rd party.

    While MS has supported ODMA at different 'levels' of completness for some time you basically end up with the 3rd party DMS provider
    as the one who frequently works out the how/why, etc.

    This article may help. Basically MS Office Excel isn't, as I recall, an ODMA app
    http://www.infonuovo.com/odma/faq/1998/Q980101.htm

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    <<"hgopp99" <> wrote in message news:...
    I am executing a third-party software that has the option to turn check ODMA
    support. When a Word document is saved, it is prompted to be saved in the
    vendor's application. I thought this would work with an Excel spreadsheet,
    but it does not.

    I do not know anything about ODMA and I was wondering if this a normal
    response or just something I might consider a "bug". ODMA for dummies would
    be helpful. Thank you.
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    hgopp99 >>
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    Bob Buckland ?:-\), Apr 6, 2006
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    Miguel Pimentel

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    During my time working with a DMS, it was known that Excel was not an ODMA compliant application and therefore ODMA features were simply unavailable with regard to Excel. However, your current DMS may offer you the ability to "import" Excel spreadsheets into its storage structure or folder hierarchy. Although security would be applied to the Excel spreadsheets as with any other documents, no check out/check in features or version control would exist.
     
    Miguel Pimentel, Oct 7, 2017
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