Here is what I am trying to do, it takes some explanation, so bear with me:
At my fraternity, we use HTML and Word .doc files to post minutes of our meetings. Most of the minutes are the same, except for a few things that have changed from meeting to meeting (ex. old business, new business, etc..)
What I am trying to do is write a program that will prompt the secretary for certain items. For instance, a sample output prompt screen would be ( >> indicates user input):
**** WELCOME MESSAGE HERE ****
What time was meeting called to order?
>> 7:01 pm
Were the minutes from last meeting (A)pproved, (T)abled, (R)ejected, or (O)mitted?
Please enter old business, with a return seperating each different item:
>> Elections were held, results are as follows...
**** END OF PROGRAM ****
Then, the program would take the information given, and, using a template, transfer it into both an HTML file (for web posting), and a .doc file (for transfer to hard-copy records).
The problem I have is this - I have never done Win32 programming. Therefore, I am trying to make a DOS Program that recognizes Win32 file types. Hence, it is rather difficult. I can easily make the HTML type, because I know how the source code will read. The problem with the .doc type is that I know nothing about how .doc files are organized. Does anyone know how I might be able to go about doing this?
If you would like to see example minutes, you can go to our fraternity web page at: http://www.pikapps.net
and click "Home", then the "Minutes" menu, and then finally, select some of the minutes from 2002. (The older ones are not organized very well).
Thanks to everyone willing to help me.
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