dtif, DTIF - Digital Table Interchange Format
DTIF(TM) is the CDA(TM) interchange, storage, and application file format for tabular data such as spreadsheets, database information, and multidimensional tables. DTIF tables contain rows and columns of cells in which the application stores data as absolute values and formulas. Application- and user-specified presentation attributes (such as fonts, borders, and bolding) determine formatting when displaying or printing a sequence of one or more DTIF tables.
DTIF files can be dynamically linked to and updated from within DDIF(TM) compound documents via ACA(TM) LiveLinks(TM). DTIF-supported file formats can also be converted to CDA output documents for the purpose of including tabular data in the form of text within reports or other documents. Formulas and presentation attributes such as cell borders, headers, grid lines, and font types will be lost, however. For more information on CDA table-to-document file conversions and processing options, refer to the dtifddif manpage.
DTIF files can be displayed and printed on a variety of devices, including text-only terminals or PCs (character-cell) and imaging and WYSIWYG terminals (windows workstations and PCs).
DOTS (Data Object Transport Syntax) and network services such as DECwindows Motif mail, DECnet(TM), the File Transfer Protocol, DEC MAILworks(TM), PATHWORKS(TM), and ACA LiveLinks support transfer of DTIF files among key NAS(TM) platforms: VMS(TM) DECwindows(TM) Motif(R), DEC(TM) OSF/1(R), MS-DOS(R) Microsoft(R) Windows(TM), and OS/2(TM). For more information, refer to manpages for DOTS and the dtoc and ctod commands.
DEC CDA Run-Time Services provides the facilities for CDA applications to create, store, interchange, and display CDA-supported compound document and tabular file formats. For more information on CDA enabling technologies and the DEC CDA Run-Time Services, refer to the CDA manpage.
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cdoc(1), ctod(1), dtifanls(1), dtifddif(1), dtoc(1), cda(4), ddif(4), ddis(4), dots(4)