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From "Ramon Nogueira" <ramon.nogue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Stealing outline code from Perl SpreadSheet::WriteExcel
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 18:41:53 GMT
Thanks, haven't tried it out yet but this looks to be exactly what I
need! Congratulations on a truly useful product!
Ramon Nogueira

On 3/20/07, Yegor Kozlov <yegor@dinom.ru> wrote:
> The Limitations doc page is old. It lists POI 2.0 limitations.
> Rich Text and Outlines are supported since POI 2.5. I'm going to
> update the limitations list.
>
> Regards,
> Yegor
>
> RN> Hi,
>
> RN> I am working on an application for which I need to generate Excel
> RN> spreadsheets with outlining. I read in the Limitations section on the
> RN> HSSF website that this is not possible at the moment. I have found a
> RN> Perl module, SpreadSheet::WriteExcel (on CPAN), that does exactly what
> RN> I want.
>
> RN> Unfortunately (in this respect), I'm not using Perl for this project
> RN> but Java. It is easy enough for me to write a Perl script, pass the
> RN> data from Java to Perl through some IPC mechanism, and then pass the
> RN> resulting spreadsheet back. However, it would be much more satisfying
> RN> if I could do this all in Java with HSSF.
>
> RN> What are the issues with porting the outlining code from Perl as
> RN> regards licensing? If they are surmountable, I would definitely be
> RN> willing to spend some time doing it (with the guidance of the HSSF
> RN> developers).
>
> RN> Regards
> RN> Ramon
>
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