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From "Maciej Zywno" <m.zy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ppt charts editable in excel / office binary format
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2008 14:42:27 GMT
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 11:29 PM, Nick Burch <nick@torchbox.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 6 Jul 2008, Maciej Zywno wrote:
>
>> And now the main question :) I found on the emailing list that there are
>> no plans to implement charting unless Microsoft releases the Office binary
>> formats (
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/poi-user/200802.mbox/ajax/%3C1584902428.20080211194719@dinom.ru%3E).
>> It happened In February (
>> http://www.microsoft.com/interop/docs/OfficeBinaryFormats.mspx).
>>
>
> Actually in terms of charting, it only happened a week back. The
> documentation released in February didn't include the charting stuff, that
> only came with the updated release last week. The key files would seem to be
> MS-OGRAPH and MS-XLS, with possibly the odd reference to MS-ODRAW too.
>
> However, you also mentioned generating ppt files. ppt graphs and excel
> graphs are quite different beasts. Yegor might be able to advise you on what
> is and isn't supported by hslf in this area.
>

Thanks for the reply! At least I know what the status is :)
Actually my user needs to export my app data 1) to .ppt as charts 2) to
excel as table data. No need to export charts to excel. (However a chart in
.ppt should be editable). Do you know if that makes things simpler?

Thanks!
Maciej

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