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DTIF(5) 							File Formats Manual							   DTIF(5)

       DTIF - Digital Table Interchange Format

       Digital	Table Interchange Format (DTIF) is the standard format for the storage and interchange of documents that contain data tables, for-
       mulas, and spreadsheets. You can use DTIF to store and retrieve database information, interchange spreadsheets, and reference table data in
       compound documents.

       DTIF defines the logical structure and physical layout of a data table, the values within the table (absolute data and/or expressions), and
       presentation attributes (formatting) to be used when displaying or printing the table. DTIF works with Digital Document Interchange  Format
       (DDIF) so that you can store or reference DTIF tables in DDIF-encoded compound documents.

       A  DTIF	document  can  contain	a sequence of one or more tables and is uniquely identified by a product name, a version number, and other
       descriptive information such as the document's title and creation date.	Each DTIF table is a 2-dimensional display of  data  values  orga-
       nized in columns and rows that has its own structure and table data stored in cells.

       In  DTIF  documents,  attributes  specify  the  type  and format of information pertaining to the data stored in a table. Column attributes
       describe information for all the cells in a particular column, whereas generic column attributes can be applied to any column in any  table
       that  references  them. Format attributes define the printed and displayed presentation of data stored in the table.  Format attributes can
       also be redefined at the window, column, or cell level.

See Also
       CDA(5), DDIF(5), DTIF(5)
       Compound Document Architecture Manual


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DDIF(5) 							File Formats Manual							   DDIF(5)

       DDIF - Digital Document Interchange Format (DDIF) files

       Digital	Document Interchange Format (DDIF) is a DDIS/ASN.1 encoding for the interchange of revisable compound documents with document pro-
       cessing systems.  DDIF is also a document output format, a storage format for user documents residing on a disk, and  a	compound  document

       The  purpose  of DDIF is to allow the creation of compound documents and also to serve as a standard intermediate format for the conversion
       of documents based on other formats.  For example, a simple ASCII text file can be converted to DDIF, and the DDIF file can  then  be  con-
       verted to PostScript.  A DDIF document can also be converted to ASCII.

       DDIF files are documents or portions of compound documents.  A DDIF document is considered a simple document if it consists of one file.  A
       DDIF document is considered a compound document if it consists of more than one file, the master of which must be a DDIF file.

       A DDIF file can contain storage addresses (for example, filename) of other files, which must be DDIF, ASCII text,  binary,  or  PostScript.
       References to DOTS files is not supported.

       Because	a  DDIF file can reference another DDIF file and the referenced DDIF file can reference other DDIF files, a DDIF document can con-
       sist of a tree of files.

       The following commands are used to manipulate DDIF files:

       cdoc		   Provides a set of converters to and from DDIF format.

       ctod		   Packs DDIF documents into DOTS syntax.  The user can choose to archive a DDIF document in  this  manner.   The  command
			   also copies DDIF files from one location to another.

       dtoc		   Copies DDIF files from one location to another.

       dxvdoc		   Enables  user to view DDIF documents. The command is used on workstations running ULTRIX UWS software.  The command can
			   also display imbedded graphics and image data that is encoded in the DDIF syntax.

       vdoc		   Enables user to view DDIF documents.  The command is for use on character-cell terminals.

       DDIF documents can be mailed to other users.

See Also
       cdoc(1), ctod(1), dtoc(1), vdoc(1), dxvdoc(1X), DOTS(5), DDIS(5)


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