DTIF(5)DTIF(5)NameDTIF - Digital Table Interchange Format
DescriptionDTIF(TM) is the CDA(TM) interchange, storage, and application file for‐
mat for tabular data such as spreadsheets, database information, and
multi-dimensional 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 pur‐
pose 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 process‐
ing 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 docu‐
ment and tabular file formats. For more information on CDA enabling
technologies and the DEC CDA Run-Time Services, refer to the CDA man‐
Sun and SPARCstation are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Motif and OSF/1 are registered trademarks of Open Software Foundation,
MS-DOS and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corpora‐
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
ACA, CDA, DDIF, DEC MAILworks, DEC, DECnet, DECwindows, DTIF,
LiveLinks, NAS, PATHWORKS, VMS, and the Digital logo are trademarks of
Digital Equipment Corporation.
OS/2 is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
See Alsocdoc(1), ctod(1), dtifanls(1), dtifddif(1), dtoc(1), CDA(5), DDIF(5),