Bind content controls to external custom xml

Aug 10, 2007 at 2:21 AM
Hi,
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

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb510135.aspx

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 -