Technology ActiveDocument designed for editing documents external to the 1C: Enterprise 8 editors. This technology allows you to visually edit documents (eg, Word or Excel) directly in the 1C: Enterprise 8, and the user interface elements (menus, command bars, etc.) are replaced with the provided editor. Documents can be pre-edited and saved in the layout configuration, and layouts can be used by users as a basis for creating the final versions of documents.
It should be noted that the use of ActiveDocument models in Enterprise mode can only program - visual editing is possible only at the stage of creating and editing configuration. This technology is applied in the case where the configuration data to be stored, edited by another application - such as templates for business letters or faxes that were created in Microsoft Word, or patterns of price lists in Microsoft Excel. Such a need arises, as a rule, the regulation document format (as in internal documents as well as the exchange of documents with external organizations and customers), but with no restrictions on the format of the document is recommended to use existing in the 1C:Enterprise 8 opportunities for clearance of electronic and print documents.