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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HDF Functionality [was Re:HDF Object Model]
Date Fri, 02 May 2003 21:03:16 GMT

Note that if the functionality were there, the inevitable Java office suite
would use it.  SWT makes me hopeful that this wouldn't be a complete waste
of cycles for someone else to do once HDF worked.  You get word format and
have faith that I'm working on pretty picture support.

-Andy

On 5/2/03 11:03 AM, "Bob Otterberg" <bob.otterberg@finetix.com> wrote:

>> For a start, the use case I had in mind when I originally wrote what is
>> there now was document conversion. i.e. convert from word to pdf, word to
>> html, etc.
>> 
>> I have seen a lot of interest in mail merge. I don't what exactly mail
> merge
>> is. But I have seen a lot of interest... :-)
> 
> OK - building on that...
> 
> 1.  Convert Word document to other formats
>    1.1  Word -> PDF
>    1.2  Word -> HTML
>    1.3  Word -> XML
>    1.4  Others???
> 
> 2.  Convert other documents to Word document
>    2.1  PDF -> Word
>    2.2  XML -> Word
>    2.3  HTML -> Word
> 
> 3.  Create new document(s) from template and supplied data
>    3.1  One template + one data set produces one document
>    3.2  One template + multiple data sets produces multiple documents
>           (Mail merge is a specific example)
> 
> 4.  Search & Replace
>    4.1  Search for text and return hits with surrounding context
> (sentence, paragraph, etc)
>    4.2  Search for text and replace hits with supplied text
> 
> 5.  Build Word doc via API
>     (This is really the base functionality)
> 
> 
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