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How do you open a WORD document via an operator panel?
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Why are PDF documents not displayed properly on the MP377?
How do you open a WORD document via an operator panel?
How do you open a WORD document via an operator panel?
Part number:

Instructions:
In order to open a Word document via an operator panel, you need an operator panel on which a Microsoft Word Viewer is installed.
You can install such a viewer as an option on an MP 377.

Alternatively you can convert a Word document into an *.htm / *.html file.
You can output *.htm / *.html-Files over Internet Explorer with WinCC flexible operator panels from the 270 series.
Using the ProSave software you can re-install the "Pocket Internet Explorer" under the "Options" item.

Furthermore, there is also the option of configuring a direct access (remote access) to a PC and opening the Word documents there via the operator panel.

The following explains the different options in detail.
At the end of this entry there is a sample program in which the functions described are implemented.

  1. Display Word document with the integrated MP377 Word Viewer
  2. Open htm files stored on an MMC card via an operator panel
  3. Open htm files stored on a PC via an operator panel
  4. Remote access to a PC using Sm@rtAccess
  1. Display Word document with the integrated MP377 Word Viewer:
No. Procedure
1 Overview:
With the MP 377, you have the option to display Word, Excel and PDF documents via a Microsoft Viewer.
The appropriate Microsoft Viewer is transferred onto the MP 377 with ProSave.


Fig. 01

Fig. 01 gives an overview of the separate hardware components.

Point 1:
MMC card with stored Word, Excel and PDF document.

Point 2:
Operator panel MP 377 Touch with installed Word, Excel and PDF-Viewer.

Note:
Refer also to the following Entry ID 28879408 on this topic.

2 Function description:
You find a Word, an Excel and a PDF document for this application on the MMC card.
You can call up and view each of these files via the appropriate Microsoft Viewer by clicking on buttons on the operator panel.
3 MMC card:
  1. Copy the Word, Excel and PDF files straight onto the MMC card.
    (Files are attached to the sample project) 

You don't need to change any other settings.

4 Transferring the Microsoft Viewer with ProSave.
Open the "ProSave" software, make the required settings in the "General" folder and change to the "Options" folder. All available options are displayed.

Select the required Microsoft Viewer and transfer the option via the button ">>" onto the operator panel.
Once you have transferred the option, you have to restart/reboot the panel.

After restarting the panel, you now have the appropriate Microsoft Viewer symbols on the desktop and in the Start menu under "Start > Programs".

5 Operator panel:
The following describes an option for e.g. opening a Word document via the Microsoft Word Viewer.
Alternatively, you could open a Word document "by hand" by starting the Word Viewer directly via "Start > Programs > WORD VIEWER" and opening the Word document by selecting the appropriate storage location.

Calling the Word Viewer via a button and opening the Word document directly from the MMC card:
Three buttons are configured in the plant picture.
You use these buttons to call the Word, Excel and PDF documents stored on the MMC card separately.


Fig. 02

Function used:
"StartProgram" 

Parameters:
Program name:
"\flash\AddOn\MS_Word\docviewer.exe"
Program parameters:
"\Storage Card MMC\Word_01.doc" 

In the following table you find the storage location (program name) of each viewer.
 
Program name:
Word Viewer   \flash\AddOn\MS_Word\docviewer.exe
Excel Viewer   \flash\AddOn\MS_Excel\xls.exe
PDF Viewer   \flash\AddOn\MS_PDF\pdfviewer.exe

You don't need to apply any other settings on the operator panel.

Note:
You can also identify the storage location (program name) as follows:

  1. Open the Windows Explorer from the operator panel via "Taskbar > Programs > Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the "Windows" folder.
  3. Open the "Programs" folder.
    The "Shortcuts" for the separate applications are displayed.
  4. Select e.g. the shortcut "WORD VIEWER.LNK" and open the property via "File > Properties".
    The "WORD VIEWER" property window is opened.
  5. In the property window, change into the "Shortcuts" folder.
    The storage location (program name) to start the program is displayed.
  1. Open *.htm files stored on an MMC card via an operator panel:
No. Procedure
1 Overview:


Fig. 03

Fig. 03 gives an overview of the separate hardware components.

Point 1:
MMC card with stored *.htm files.

Point 2:
Operator panel MP 277 Touch with integrated Internet Explorer.

2 Function description:
There are Word documents converted to *.htm files on the MMC card.
Via buttons on the operator panel you can open these files via the integrated Internet Explorer of the MP 277 Touch operator panel and view operating instructions, for example.
3 MMC card:
  1. Convert a Word file into an *.htm file:
    Open a Word document and save the document with a new name. Under "File type": you select "Web page (*.htm; *.html)".
    Result: the document is converted into an *.htm file.
  2. Transfer the *.htm files to the MMC card.

You don't need to make any other settings.

4 Operator panel, plant picture "Screen 03":
There are three buttons configured in the "Screen 03" plant picture. You use these buttons to call up the *.htm files stored on the MMC card separately.


Fig. 04

Function used:
"OpenInternetExplorer",
Start page:  "\Storage Card MMC\Document\Manual_01.htm"

The name of the start page is composed as follows:
Storage path:       \Storage Card MMC
Folder name:      \Document
File name:         \Manual_01.htm

You don't need to make any other settings on the operator panel.

  1. Open *.htm files stored on a PC via an operator panel:
No. Procedure
1 Overview:


Fig. 05

Fig. 05 gives an overview of the separate hardware components.

Point 1:
PC, on which the converted .htm files are in a "released" folder.

Point 2:
Operator panel MP 277 Touch with integrated Internet Explorer.

Point 3:
Data exchange via an Ethernet connection.

2 Function description:
In a folder on the PC, there are Word files (operating instructions) that have been converted into htm files.
Via buttons on the operator panel you can open these separate files via the integrated Internet Explorer of the MP 277 Touch operator panel and view operating instructions, for example.
3 PC station:
  1. Convert a Word file into an *.htm file:
    Open a Word document and save the document with a new name. Under the "File type": item you select "Web page (*.htm; *.html)".
    Result: the document is converted into an *.htm file.

Note:
If the original document contains pictures, these are automatically stored in a separate folder.
Always save/backup this folder together with the associated *.htm file.


Fig. 06

  1. Release drive/folder:
    For the operator panel to be able to access the folder containing the *.htm files, the folder or drive must be "released".
    For this you open the Properties of the drive, for example.
    Under the item "Release" you can assign a new release name for the drive. You later access the files via this "release name".
    You can see whether a "release" is available from the hand icon under the drive.

You don't need to make any other settings on the PC.

4 Operator panel, plant picture "Screen 02":
There are three buttons configured in the "Screen 02" plant picture.
You use these buttons to call the *.htm files stored on the PC card separately.


Fig. 07

Function used:
"OpenInternetExplorer" ,
Start page: 
"\\ad110503nb\TEST\Document\Manual_01.htm"

The name of the start page is composed as follows:

  • Computer name:   
    \\ad110503nb   (Computer name)
    -> "Start > Settings > Control Panel > System"
  • Release name:
     \TEST
  • Folder name:
    \Document
  • File name:
    \Manual_01.htm

You don't need to make any other settings on the operator panel.

  1. Remote access to a PC using Sm@rtAccess:

No. Procedure
1 Overview:


Fig. 08

Fig. 08 gives an overview of the separate hardware components.

Point 1:
PC with installed WinCC flexible RT or WinCC flexible ES configuration software and enabled Sm@rtServer (enables remote access).

Point 2:
Operator panel MP 277 Touch with configured Sm@rtClient display.

Point 3:
Data exchange via an Ethernet connection.

2 Function description:
Via the configured Sm@rtClient display on the operator panel, a remote access is made to the PC connected via an Ethernet connection.
In order to be able to set up a remote connection to the PC, the Sm@rtServer must be started on the PC and the Runtime service "Start Sm@rtServer" enabled on the operator panel.

Via this remote access you can open files on the PC via the operator panel and view them (open WORD documents etc.).

3 PC station:
On the PC you need the "WinCC Internet Settings" function via which you can start the Sm@rtServer.


Fig. 09

If you have WinCC flexible RT or at least WinCC flexible Compact installed on your PC, then you have this service available.
You do not need a license for this service.

4 Operator panel, plant picture "Screen 01":
A Sm@rtClient display is configured in the "Screen 01" plant picture.
In the example attached you can enter the connection parameters via two IO fields directly on the operator panel.
Address:   ->  IP address of the PC. 
Password:  -> 100 (default setting, can be changed on the PC
                      under "WinCC Internet Settings"). 


Fig. 10

The connection parameters are permanently stored on the "On" and "Off" buttons.
Click on the appropriate button to set up or end the connection to the PC.

For this service you need the license
"WinCC flexible / Sm@rtAccess for Panel" for the operator panel.

Note:
You can use all the operator panels that support the Remote Server.

The attached download contains the archived WinCC flexible project with the functions described above.
Depending on the operator panel used, you can also use an SD card instead of the MMC card. See the operating instructions to find out which memory card your operator panel supports.

Attachment 1: Project_01.zip ( 3270 KB )

Runnability and test environment:
The following table lists the components that have been used to create this entry and verify the functions described.
 
Components Product and version designation
PC operating system Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Standard tools STEP 7 V5.4 SP3
Engineering tools --
HMI software WinCC flexible 2007
HMI devices MP 277 Touch; MP 377 Touch
Controllers --

Keywords:
PDF document; Word document,  Excel document

 Entry ID:28733200   Date:2008-12-04 
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