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There are two things here:
a) writing to local files
b) the word document format.
You cannot do that with flash inside a browser, it would have to go to a server if that was the case and then be processed on the server into a compatible format and made available as a download
Or if its in a projector, I don't know: perhaps its possible to execute an external exe file (in the correct directory that permits a executable to be run from). I don't recall if its possible to pass a large string argument as a command line parameter. Something to check if you have a command line tool.
Otherwise you can use a third party projector wrapper that gives you a file system API
If you can do it in as3, then make an AIR app to do it.
Perhaps you can make something or I think the lastest versions of word might support an open xml format... I think that was the intention for recent Word versions, but I'm not up to date on that.
Lastly you might consider when it's possible to embed a flash doc inside an activex control in a word document and create another document using VBA commands in word called from ExternalInterface calls from the embedded flash content. I have never done this, its been a long time since I tried that and it was in Powerpoint, and I didn't try calling VBA functions ... but perhaps its worth investigating.
You can certainly write a new local text file using one of the 'mdm'
filesystem functions in your ActionScript and publishing as a Zinc
executable. (see www.multidmedia.com) .
You probably could do this also with a projector, though I haven't tried it.
Check out buzzword (www.buzzword.com). This was presumably made in Flex and
plays in the Flash Player. Looks like you can create and edit MS Word docs
"yevri" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I am creating a Flash application for sales people to type into fields and
> click Yes or No to a series of questions and I need that information to be
> written to Word docs on their laptops. They client wants the information
> Word docs (or text files that they can open in Word). Can someone point me
> place where I can learn how to have Flash write to a word doc in a local
> (and perhaps, even create a new Word doc/text file) when they fill out the
> company name field based on what they type into that field - i.e. they
> Apple into a field and a word doc/text file is created named apple.txt or
Your just in luck !
We've already done this for a customer, near enough exactly the same
We've created a JTool that talks directly to Word and it will amend an
existing word template and replace specific words/keywords/fields in the
files from the ones type into the Flash file.
Works extremely well.
If you would like a demo, then please email us on email@example.com
and refer to this posting.
We'll also be able to answer any question you might have.
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