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Attaching and Detaching an XML Schema [Word 2003 XML Reference] --  Microsoft Office Word 2003 XML Software Development Kit

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Attaching and Detaching an XML Schema [Word 2003 XML Reference]

Important  The information set out in this topic is presented exclusively for the benefit and use of individuals and organizations outside the United States and its territories or whose products were distributed by Microsoft before January 2010, when Microsoft removed an implementation of particular functionality related to custom XML from Word. This information may not be read or used by individuals or organizations in the United States or its territories whose products were licensed by Microsoft after January 10, 2010; those products will not behave the same as products licensed before that date or licenses for use outside the United States.

Attaching an XML schema to a document

To attach a schema to the active document:

  1. In the XML Structure task pane, click Templates and Add-Ins, and then click the XML Schema tab.
  2. In the Checked schemas are currently attached box, select the check box for each XML schema you want to attach to the document. This makes the elements in this schema appear in two locations:
    • In the Available elements list box on the XML Structure task pane
    • In the Apply XML elements right-mouse menu when you right-click on content in the document

    Note  The list of schemas represents all the schemas that are available in the Schema Library. To add more schemas to the list, click Add Schema.

XML schema options

Figure 1. The XML Schema tab of the Templates and Add-ins dialog box.

The Schema Library dialog box.

Figure 2. The Schema Library dialog box.

Detaching an XML schema from a document

To detach a schema from the active document:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Templates and Add-Ins, and then click the XML Schema tab.
  2. In the Checked schemas are currently attached box, clear the check box for each schema you want to detach from the document and then click OK in the Templates and Add-ins dialog box.
  3. Click Yes to the warning that all XML tags in the schema's namespace will be removed.

More Information

For more information on the option settings used to configure the XML features in Word, see Understanding XML Options. For suggestions on troubleshooting problems that may occur while using these features, see Troubleshooting XML Documents in Word. For additional information about the Schema Library, see Schema Library.

For additional information and examples that describe or demonstrate the the use of XML schemas with XML documents in Microsoft Office Word 2003, see the following articles:

Using Schemas with Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Case-Study: XML in the Microsoft Office System (Contoso Pharmaceuticals)

For additional information and examples that describe or demonstrate the end-to-end process of working with XML documents in Microsoft Office Word 2003, see the following articles:

Editing XML Data with Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Creating and Applying an XML Resume Template in Microsoft Office Word 2003
Microsoft Office Word 2003 XML: Memo Styles Sample
XML and Microsoft Office Word 2003: Writing a Trip Report


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