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Creating Office Documents

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Hi,
I have to create and edit Excel and Word files with an server-side
applikation. One problem is that on this server no Office will be
accessible, so that I can't use normal automatisation. The second problem is
that this files should be version independant (as far as possible. At least
Office 2000, XP and 2003 must be supported but 97 is also requested).
Googeling around I found that there's something called OWC. Might this be
the solution? And if so is it stable enough to be used?

Any help is appreciated

Stefan Hirtbach
Nov 15 '05 #1
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Stefan,

Unfortunately, for what you want to do, you will have to install office
on the machine that you want to edit the documents on. Office Web
Components are used on the client to help with Office content that is
obtained from the web, not for the production of office documents on the
server side.

If you were willing to work with the latest version of office only, then
you could use the XML formats for the office documents that are supported
now. However, because you need to support older versions, this isn't
possible.

Now, you don't have to have office on the web server if you don't want
to, but you need it installed somewhere. If you absolutely positively can't
have it installed on the web server, install it somewhere else, and create
an object that is remoted that the web server can access. Have the remoted
object place the document somewhere the web server can dig it up from, and
then make the call, and get the file when done.

Hope this helps.
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"Stefan Hirtbach" <cr****@web.de> wrote in message
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Hi,
I have to create and edit Excel and Word files with an server-side
applikation. One problem is that on this server no Office will be
accessible, so that I can't use normal automatisation. The second problem is that this files should be version independant (as far as possible. At least Office 2000, XP and 2003 must be supported but 97 is also requested).
Googeling around I found that there's something called OWC. Might this be
the solution? And if so is it stable enough to be used?

Any help is appreciated

Stefan Hirtbach

Nov 15 '05 #2

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Thanks for your reply.

I was afraid that this might be the answer. I hoped there might be a way
like in Java with Jakarta/Poi. So I have to contact my customer again.

Nevertheless thanks again

Stefan

"Stefan Hirtbach" <cr****@web.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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Hi,
I have to create and edit Excel and Word files with an server-side
applikation. One problem is that on this server no Office will be
accessible, so that I can't use normal automatisation. The second problem is that this files should be version independant (as far as possible. At least Office 2000, XP and 2003 must be supported but 97 is also requested).
Googeling around I found that there's something called OWC. Might this be
the solution? And if so is it stable enough to be used?

Any help is appreciated

Stefan Hirtbach

Nov 15 '05 #3

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