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Microsoft office documents with external references

Question asked by jod on Jul 31, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2013 by kaynezhang
Hello all,

I am wondering if it is possible to get the following situation to work in Alfresco:

On an external hard-drive there are three documents. Word document A, Excel sheet B and Excel sheet C.
-Word document A refers to Excel sheet B to get information for tables in the document.
-Excel sheet B refers to Excel sheet C to get input for it's tables.

The customer has two use cases:
-Open the Word document A. Microsoft Word automatically gets information from the referred Excel sheet B.
-Open the Excel document B. Microsoft Excel automatically gets information from the referred Excel sheet C.
-Open Word document A, open Excel documents B and C. While working on Word document A, also update Excel document B and C so the new data is put into Word document A.

This works on the external hard-drive. But is it possible to use external links to other Microsoft Office documents like this in Alfresco?

Webdav and CIFS seem like an option, but I am not quite experienced enough with either to say for sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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