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  • What MS Word editions are supported by CodoxWord?

    CodoxWord supports MS Word 2000, 2003, XP, 2007, and 2010. In a CodoxWord real-time collaboration session, collaborators may use the same or different MS Word editions to edit the same document and use the common set of functionalities supported by all MS Word editions involved in the session.

  • Do I have to store my documents in a shared document repository in order to use CodoxWord?

    No. CodoxWord supports real-time collaborative editing of MS Word documents with or without sharing a document repository. With a shared document repository (like the public Codoxware repository server ), CodoxWord supports collaborators to co-edit documents stored on the shared document repository. Without a shared document repository, CodoxWord supports peer-to-peer (p2p) collaborative editing sessions, in which collaborators can co-edit documents stored on their private document repositories. CodoxWord is unique in supporting p2p real-time collaborative editing sessions.

  • Do I have to register with the Codoxware repository to use the CodoxWord?

    No. You don't have to have an account on the public Codoxware repository server to use the CodoxWord. You can join a collaboration session by accepting the "email invitation" from a collaborator who has an account with a Codoxware repository server (but you don't have to have an account on the repository server). Alternatively, you can join a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) CodoxWord collaboration session by directly connecting to your collaborator's machine via the IP address (with the permission of the collaborator). Work is on the way to support users to start p2p CodoxWord sessions from existing p2p Internet services (e.g. IM). In p2p CodoxWord sessions, collaborators do not need to share a common document repository, but they can share and co-edit a common document from any collaborator's private document repository. It is the private repository owner who decides which private document is to be shared for co-editing.

  • Can I use CodoxWord in any document repository environment in which MS Word is used for word processing?

    Yes. With the p2p collaboration mode, CodoxWord allows users to do real-time collaborative editing of documents stored on any (private or shared) document repository as long as they can use MS Word to edit those documents. This means CodoxWord users can enjoy state-of-the-art real-time collaborative editing capabilities without changing their familiar editing tools (MS Word) or document repository environments.

  • When do you expect to release CodoxPPT for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010?

    We are currently working on CodoxPPT for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 and are targeting a release within a year. Based on the same set of core technologies (encapsulated in the CodoxEngine SDK package), a series of Codox applications for plain/rich text editing, computer-aided design and digital media design systems are in the pipeline of development and release by Codoxware.

  • How can I develop my own real-time collaborative systems like CodoxWord?

    With the CodoxEngine SDK package, software vendors or individual programmers can convert their favorite single-user editing applications into CodoxWord-like multi-user collaborative tools without reinventing solutions to complex distributed real-time collaboration problems. Codoxware offers both development and consultation services for users of CodoxEngine SDK as well.

  • What programming language APIs are provided by CodoxEngine?

    CodoxEngine provides APIs for multiple programming languages, including Visual C++ .NET, and Visual C# .NET.

  • What operating systems are supported by CodoxEngine?

    CodoxEngine currently supports Microsoft Windows. Porting CodoxEngine to other operating systems, including Apple Mac OS and Linux, is on the way and expected to be released soon.

  • What applications can be powered by CodoxEngine?

    CodoxEngine is application-independent and can be (and has been) used to power a wide variety of different applications, ranging from 1D plain/rich text editors (e.g. Vim, CKEditor), 2D office productivity tools (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint), to 3D computer-aided digital media design tools (e.g. Maya, AutoCAD).

  • What is the core technology behind CodoxEngine?

    CodoxEngine is empowered by the state-of-the-art Operational Transformation (OT) technology.