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From Dali Liu <>
Subject [Propose] add new methods in TextDocument to suport insert a d ocument into an open document
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:13:34 GMT
Dear all,

Do you have meet this requirement before?

Customer want to render a report from other source documents, all the
target and source documents are using the same style templates.
With ODF toolkit API, we can append the content of source documents to
target document with styles, but during document insertation the styles
existing in the target and the source document are
added again to the target document.
Example: Both the report master doc (= target doc) and the inserted doc (=
sourcedoc) have the identical style "MinD Standard" defined to it. After
appending the source doc to the master doc there three styles in the report
master doc: the original style "MinD Standard" and two additional styles
named "MinD Standard-ala266c" and MinD Standard-af9e507". The paragraphs
from the source doc which were originally formatted with "MinD Standard"
are in the master doc now formatted with "MinD Standard-af9e507".

This is very confusing for users to see for every included source doc the
multiple styles included in the target doc.

So a propose add new methods in TextDocument to meet this requirement:
   TextDocument.insertContentFromDocumentAfter(docName, positon,
   TextDocument.insertContentFromDocumentBefore(docName, positon,

Parameters for the API are: 1. Name of the source doc to be inserted,  2.
Paragraph  location where to put the insert doc,  3. copy the style of the
insert doc (Boolean: yes/no)
if isCopyStyle is yes then insert styles in source document to the master
if isCopyStyle is no then don't insert styles to source document to the
master doc.

Any comments about this ?

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