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From "Sanjiv Jivan" <sanjiv.ji...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Announce] Support for excel comments
Date Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:28:20 GMT
This is great news, thanks!

On 1/8/07, Yegor Kozlov <yegor@dinom.ru> wrote:
>
> Hi All
>
> I'm glad to announce that the long-awaited support for excel comments in
> POI is implemented.
> The request to implement it has been in po-dev since June 2002 (see Bug
> 10215) and finally this feature is present.
>
> Now it's possible to read/write cell comments using HSSF API.
>
> The docs on the POI website have been updated. See how-to at
> http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/hssf/quick-guide.html#CellComments
>
> Excel comment is a special text shape. What I understood it the task came
> to implementing a new type of shape
> and the underlying records.
>
> Below is a detailed list of changes:
>
> * Implemented new records: org.apache.poi.hssf.record.NoteRecord
>      and org.apache.poi.hssf.record.NoteStructureSubRecord.
>
> * Changed record factories and BiffViewer to handle new types of
> records
>
> * Note records need to be serialized after all drawing group records.
> Changed
>     org.apache.poi.hssf.record.EscherAggregate to handle that.
>
> * Implemented org.apache.poi.hssf.model.CommentShape
>    and the corresponding high-level
> org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.HSSFComment
>
> * Add methods to org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.HSSFCell to get/set cell
> comments
>
>
> Regards,
> Yegor Kozlov
>
>
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