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From Nick Burch <apa...@gagravarr.org>
Subject Re: Taking more time in extracting text from 2003 excel file (xls)
Date Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:48:03 GMT
On Fri, 7 Nov 2014, Jebarlin Robertson wrote:
> I just want to extract only the plain text from xls file without parsing
> any other properties of the file (styles, cell or row details, images or
> any other thing )
>
> Can any one help me to achive this only for extracting plain text from 
> xls file in less time.

Quickest way would probably be to use the event model, see 
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/poi/trunk/src/java/org/apache/poi/hssf/extractor/EventBasedExcelExtractor.java

for one implementation of doing that which you might even be able to use 
as-is

Nick

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