News: Aspose.Words for Java Released
Aspose.Words for Java enables Java applications to read, modify and write Word documents without utilizing Microsoft Word or any form of automation. It offers features such as:
- Posted by: Danny Cooper
- Posted on: February 08 2006 14:47 EST
* The ability to open and save Word 97, Word 2000, Word XP and Word 2003 documents.
* The ability to design reports or template documents in the familiar environment of Microsoft Word, not in a custom report designer.
* The ability to populate documents with your data using just a few lines of code.
* The ability to generate or process thousands of documents such as reports, letters, invoices, forms in minutes.
* The ability to programmatically create, modify or remove sections, headers, footers, paragraphs, lists, tables, rows, cells, text, fields, form fields, bookmarks, images and other document elements.
* The ability to specify detailed formatting for sections, paragraphs, text, rows and cells at runtime.
* The ability to join or split documents, copy or move fragments between documents.
* The ability to access and modify document built-in and custom properties.
* The ability to protect and unprotect documents.
* The ability to use standard Microsoft Word mail merge fields or bookmarks in your reports.
* The ability to use Aspose.Words extended syntax for mail merge fields to perform more complex operations during mail merge such as insert images or repeatable regions.
* The ability to populate and dynamically grow tables or fragments in the document from your data source using mail merge regions.
* The ability to populate the document from any Java data source that implements the ResultSet interface.
* The ability to take precise control, such as number formatting, over how your data is merged into the document using events.
Aspose.Words starts at $899 USD.
- And there's Windward Reports by David Thielen on February 09 2006 19:35 EST
- Aspose.Words for Java Released by Cedric Rouvrais on February 10 2006 06:29 EST
- XML to PDF by Patrek Turcotte on February 10 2006 08:12 EST
- Aspose.Words for Java Released by Konstantin Ignatyev on February 10 2006 19:32 EST
- Aspose.Words for Java Released by Mark N on February 10 2006 07:40 EST
You may also want to look at http://www.windwardreports.com as it is similiar to Aspose but has a much more powerful set of commands for data substitution.
thanks - dave
Aspose looks like a good commercial product.
As an alternative for people wanting , needing an open source solution is OpenOffice. It is (a) Scriptable in Java and (b) allows very good manipulation of Word documents.
Paul Browne, FirstPartners.net
Aspose looks like a good commercial product.As an alternative for people wanting , needing an open source solution is OpenOffice. It is (a) Scriptable in Java and (b) allows very good manipulation of Word documents.Paul, any links to (a)?
Just making the best of this thread to ask who is using what to generate PDF reports from an XML document?
We use XSL-FO, driven by FOP (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/) with pretty good success.
We use XSL-FO, driven by FOP (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/) with pretty good success.Patrick
So are we but the final rendering result not being superbe ... I was wondering if there were other options :o)
have a look at:
it is a very easy, yet extremely powerful XML-dialect for generating reports. The best thing is: it supports CSS for formatting options, can fill pdf-templates, set/delete/create form fields. Has a lot of useful charting incl. barcodes etc...
we use it in our report middleware for report-creation in one of germanys biggest bank. They are more than pleased and plan to use it instead of fop for all new reports and documents created from a major number of applications.
(and we render alot, > 150.000 / day)
compare the report-dialect against XSL-FO and decide for yourself....
on any questions ask them or me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We use big.faceless.org as well for xml -> pdf with great success. We have very complicated documents, and their results look great.
Fop & itext just never look as good.
Hi,Just making the best of this thread to ask who is using what to generate PDF reports from an XML document?a++ CédricHave used:
Jasper Reports for paginated reports:
For one (potentially huge) page reports:
* The ability to populate the document from any Java data source that implements the ResultSet interface.Any plans to make it work off of collections? Or a single Object?