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From "Luiz Antonio Falaguasta Barbosa" <luiz.barb...@gwe.com.br>
Subject Re: Now with XML-based Office files
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:13:11 GMT
Pretty good, Nick!!!
Thanks a lot for your help!

Yeah, do you think the bits of the OLE2 file that POI uses, could be easily
taken reading one XML-base file generated by the MS Word or should I look
for it into some POI document?

Thanks in advance!


On 10/17/07, Nick Burch <nick@torchbox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Luiz Antonio Falaguasta Barbosa wrote:
> > Yesterday, I discovered that my client can update his Microsoft Office
> > to the Office 2003 version. So, it means that the files created on this
> > version are XML-based, right?
> Sort of. You might need to use something like OpenXML4J[1] to actually get
> the xml out of your files
> Then, it's basically an xml serialisation of the contents, rather than an
> OLE2 one, so you need to see which bits of the OLE2 file POI uses, then
> find their equivalent XML stream. Update those, then hope there aren't too
> many nasty offset references in the files
> Nick
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/openxml4j/
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