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Office Document: TIFF Format Guidance

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  • Version: 1209
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

This document provides guidance about custom tags that Microsoft® Office Document Imaging (MODI) software may write into the TIFF files it generates.

  • This download contains a document and code sample to provide guidance about custom tags that Microsoft® Office Document Imaging (MODI) software may write into the TIFF files it generates.The easiest way to understand the properties that MODI can store in tag 37680 and how to read the properties is to examine the provided sample source code. The sample code makes use of tMicrosoft Windows® APIs to extract the data from the file into memory and map a PropertySet object interface onto it. Developers who want to read this OLE property set storage on platforms other than Windows can use the previously mentioned specifications to write their own APIs that perform equivalent functions.


Status: Deleted

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MSOfficeTIFFFormatGuidance.docxcefc44ab8f7f79e813e3a797c3724106f1ad1a6960 KB
MSOfficeTIFFFormatGuidance.pdfa1c22bbe05f0f9f4fd6c9d84a5f945fc8ab04e98165 KB
MSOfficeTIFFSample.exe10baf4c25daa6c2d734d049779277f6bcc416e1b139 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

  • Note This download contains two versions of the document. The first version is in .docx format (Word 2007). The second version is in .pdf format. You can choose to download either version. The content is identical.

    This download also contains a sample file. The sample file is packaged as an .exe file.

Installation Instructions

  • To install this download:
    1. Download the file you want by clicking the Download link (above) and saving the file to your hard disk drive.

      Note This download contains the white paper in .docx format (Microsoft Office Word 2007 Document) and .pdf format (portable document format).

    2. Double-click the file you saved on your hard disk drive to view the document. The appropriate document viewer will open and you can read the document.
    3. To download the sample file, double-click the .MSOfficeTIFFSample.exe program file on your hard disk drive to start the setup program.
    4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
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