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From "Pete Lewis" <p...@uptima.co.uk>
Subject Re: RE : Parsers
Date Thu, 29 May 2003 14:13:40 GMT
Hi guys

Thanks, Jawin looks really nice :) 

Pete
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrzej Bialecki" <ab@getopt.org>
To: "Lucene Users List" <lucene-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: RE : Parsers


> Victor Hadianto wrote:
> >>I'm using successfully a combination of Office automation via Jawin
> >>(free Java/COM bridge) to convert PPT files. You need to learn a bit
> >>about the pseudo-object model of PowerPoint to properly convert various
> >>objects, but this information can be found at msdn.microsoft.com.
> > 
> > 
> > Hmm this is really a nice idea, I've never heard of Jawin until now. 
> > 
> >
> 
> I highly recommend it - it works pretty well, it's stable, mature, and 
> most of all free :-) Sure, it has a well-known range of problems, e.g. 
> with calls to functions that require structs, but as it happens most of 
> the automation interfaces don't use them. I've been using it for 
> Java-Windows integration on various occasions, solving such "taboo" 
> problems like reading/creating Windows shortcuts, file conversion, 
> reading Outlook mail etc.
> 
> It works also with DLL's, although this is a bit more involved... It 
> uses an extensible marshaller/de-marshaller, so if you know COM pretty 
> well you can extend it to handle any conceivable parameter types.
> 
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Andrzej Bialecki
> 
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