Bind content controls to external custom xml

Aug 10, 2007 at 2:21 AM
I love this tool, but I would like to be able to use it to bind to external xml files (not inside the docx zip)

Much like this

Except using the nice functionality of your tool!

Thanks, let me know if this is possible
Aug 10, 2007 at 2:58 AM
Sorry, I misunderstood the link above...

Is there any way to use an external xml data store?
Aug 10, 2007 at 5:09 AM
ok, I've sorted it out.

In a macro that runs whenever the document is opened it deletes the xml data store and loads it again from an external file. The bindings stay in place so I can still use this excellent tool to do those, and now I can update the xml from a file thats not encapsulated inside the docx zip! awesome!
Apr 15, 2008 at 3:37 AM
i'm glad that you got this macro to work. Is there any way you could post the macro code, as this would be very helpful for me as well. thanks a lot!
Jul 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I'd love to see the macro. How are you doing this? It seems like everyone would want to use an external XML file -