Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Antoine Hauck[_2_] Antoine Hauck[_2_] is offline
external usenet poster
Posts: 3
Default Unique document ID in Word?


I just wanted to ask if word 2003 embeds a unique document ID to each
created document? An ID like a GUID, not just filename and path.

I already added programatically a CustomProperty (which contains a GUID) in
an existing document. But I think that there is a internal document ID
already present in the document and if this is the case, how can I use this

You can "prove" that maybe an internal ID (for me it was Word 2003) is
available in a document, when you insert in a document "A.doc" a reference
(under Insert - Object - From File) to another doc file "L.doc" (select the
checkbox "link to file").
The content of the linked document "L.doc" will be displayed in your actual
document "A.doc". Now move (not copy) the linked document (L.doc) to a new
location on your local file system (can be another drive letter, but it
cannot be a network share). Change the content inside the linked document
"L.doc" (to something, so that you can recognize the change).
Open your "A.doc" document and you can see the content of the linked
document is also changed. You can see under Edit - Links that the entry to
the "L.doc" also changed to the new file location.

But how did word realize that the location of the linked document changed?
Does every document has an internal ID, which is indexed in a small database
(which also contains the file location)? Or is this something NTFS file
system specific? Maybe a special event is triggered when you move a file, and
Word is notified about the change.

Thanks in advance for your help

Antoine Hauck

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to merge two unique addresses into the same document lhar Mailmerge 2 February 7th 06 09:13 PM
How do all mail marge using one unique document Ignacio Martín Mailmerge 1 June 24th 05 08:46 AM
word unique identifier ETaylor Microsoft Word Help 1 May 31st 05 10:56 AM
How can I put a unique reference code on a document? Andy Microsoft Word Help 1 April 27th 05 11:49 AM
How do I create a list on unique words in a document? Mark Mascaro Microsoft Word Help 0 April 20th 05 01:46 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2023 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Word"