java or vb.net embedding word doc for field overlays
Posted on 2003-02-25
I am presently embedding word documents into a microsoft access form. I then can overlay fields on this embedded document, saving the time of having to recreate it for print outs. Works very nicely.
However, the overhead when distributing this product to retail users is quite cumbersome and just about prohibits internet downloads.
I therefore am wanting to redo the program in either Java or VB.net.
MY QUESTION.... How do you embed a word document that can be viewed and overlayed. In VB I can insert a document, however, it will only show up as an ICON and must be clicked on to bring it up. Let alone overlaying it with usable fields.