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Hello all!

I'm generating docx files using javadocx. Has anyone used this before? So far the results have been promising although my only complaint is that I cannot format tables the way I want them at all... All I can do is get a very basic table. I want the top row to be bold, certain cells to have a different width/background color, or even just change the font size! If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them

Dara.

P.S. I have the "free" version of javadocx. Although I would have no problem buying the "pro" version if I knew it could generate tables properly. (I spent hours trawling through the (poorly-documented) api of the pro version with no fruition of my labour)

 
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Seeing that it is a commercial product, what does the customer support say?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:Seeing that it is a commercial product, what does the customer support say?


Yeah, I knew I'd be slaughtered for that :P
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:


Oh, sorry I thought you meant something like "don't ask for help on a commercial product"... sorry! I should have said that there is little to no customer support regarding my issue.
 
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No customer support doesn't exactly make one want to purchase the product.

Maybe give Apache POI a try.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:No customer support doesn't exactly make one want to purchase the product.

Maybe give Apache POI a try.


Will that work for building complex tables do you know?
 
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Dara Javaherian wrote:
Ulf Dittmer wrote:No customer support doesn't exactly make one want to purchase the product.

Maybe give Apache POI a try.


Will that work for building complex tables do you know?


Or even, do you know of a good way to generate OpenOffice.org (.odt) files?
 
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Dara Javaherian wrote:
Ulf Dittmer wrote:


Oh, sorry I thought you meant something like "don't ask for help on a commercial product"... sorry! I should have said that there is little to no customer support regarding my issue.

There's no problem asking help here for a commercial product, but if there is customer support available from the vendor they will be able to help you out a lot better than we are. After all, they're trained to provide the support you'd need. As for your case, if you mention that you'd be willing to upgrade to the pro version they might be wanting to help you out. The company I work at once had problems with an evaluation version of a certain database connector where my company got excellent support, even though we didn't even buy the connector in the end.
 
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Rob Spoor wrote:
Dara Javaherian wrote:
Ulf Dittmer wrote:


Oh, sorry I thought you meant something like "don't ask for help on a commercial product"... sorry! I should have said that there is little to no customer support regarding my issue.

There's no problem asking help here for a commercial product, but if there is customer support available from the vendor they will be able to help you out a lot better than we are. After all, they're trained to provide the support you'd need. As for your case, if you mention that you'd be willing to upgrade to the pro version they might be wanting to help you out. The company I work at once had problems with an evaluation version of a certain database connector where my company got excellent support, even though we didn't even buy the connector in the end.


Wow, people are so nice here. Thanks for that, I'll send them on a message. If I get a solution I'll post it here for other people to use.
 
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do you know of a good way to generate OpenOffice.org (.odt) files?


The http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/AccessingFileFormats page lists a couple of libraries that support ODF.
 
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Hi,

Have you tried Aspose.Words for Java to create .DOCX/.DOC files? It is commercial product, but you not only get the complete documentation, but also the customer support through the support and development team. See if this might help you.
 
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Shahzad Latif wrote:Hi,

Have you tried Aspose.Words for Java to create .DOCX/.DOC files? It is commercial product, but you not only get the complete documentation, but also the customer support through the support and development team. See if this might help you.


Wow, that looks so cool. $999 though? I don't think I can afford that.
 
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You might also want to try the Free DocxFactory Project.

The project will also be open sourced this year.

Disclosure: I wrote the DocxFactory project.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

If the OP is still needing help (remember it is an old thread), you might do well to see if you can make direct contact because she hasn't posted here since the end of this thread and may not be aware of your product.
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