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Old 07-11-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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using Java as web app, transform a word (.doc) document into JGP or HTML

Hello everyone:

I need to create a web application on java that can upload a word file (.doc) and the display it either as a image file, or HTML file. The doc file will have images, formatting, etc.

I've seen java apis such as POI, but it's quite limited regarding formatting.

I was thinking is there's a way to use the functionality of MS Word itself, somehow programmatically do a "save as html"

or maybe just upload it, and have a daemon on the server side that catches every doc file and transform it into image.... I haven't found anything like that tough

any ideas?

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Having "Abiword" installed the command
'abiword --to=html *.doc' or 'abiword --to=pdf *.doc'
will convert all .doc files in a directory.

(Starting Abiword is not necessary)

Try it, and see if the formatting is usable.

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A solution:

import officetools.OfficeFile;
FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(new File("test.html"));
FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(new File("test.pdf"));
OfficeFile f = new OfficeFile(fis,"localhost","8100", true);

All possible convertions:
html --> pdf
doc --> pdf, html, txt, rtf
xls --> pdf, html, csv
ppt --> pdf, swf

Library can be obtained from:


html, java, word

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