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Arvind Kini
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Hello,
is it possible to save a html file to a word document on the client side on click of a button?
I have a SAVE button on a web page. I need to save its contents into a word document on click of the save.
Help gr8tly appreciated/
Thanks
Arvind
 
Eric Pascarello
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It is going to have to be some sort of server side code to the best of my knowledge.
 
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Eric is correct. Your best bet would be to, upon the click of the button, post a request ot a servlet that would output you page with a content type of RTF and marked as an 'attachment'. Search these forums for 'attachment' for the exact sytnax, I don't recall it off the top of my head.
RTF is a text-based markup that Word will understand. It's a lot easier than trying to create the proprietary and ever-changing binary Word format.
There are also 3rd-party libraries that might help you create Word files if RTF is not suitable. But in all cases, this involves server-side processing.
hth,
bear
 
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