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From Yegor Kozlov <ye...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache POI 3.1-FINAL Released
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:16:09 GMT

The POI team is pleased to announce the availability of Apache POI 3.1-FINAL.

Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and
writing OLE2 office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and
Word. See http://poi.apache.org

Release Highlights:

  POI-HSSF - Java API To Access Microsoft Excel Format Files
  * Major improvements in formula evaluation
  * Support for conditional formatting
  * Support for Excel hyperlinks
  * Handling of embedded OLE2 documents
  * Support for getting excel cell comments when extracting text
  * Support for specifying a policy to HSSF on missing / blank cells when fetching

  POI-HSLF - Java API To Access Microsoft PowerPoint Format Files
  * Support for getting embedded sounds
  * Support for getting embedded OLE objects
  * Support for Tables
  * Improved text extraction
  * Export PowerPoint slides into image
  * Java2D Graphics driver

  POI-HWPF - Java API To Access Microsoft Word Format Files
  * Handling of embedded OLE2 documents
  * Support for extracting Escher images from HWPF files
  * Improved Range.replaceText()

About 100 other fixes and improvements. A full list of changes is available in the change
log:
http://poi.apache.org/changes.html

The source and binaries can be downloaded from your local mirror:
http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/poi/release/

The release is also available from the central Maven repository under
Group ID "org.apache.poi" and Version "3.1-FINAL".

For the Apache POI Team
Yegor Kozlov




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