[Mono-devel-list] OpenOffice and Mono C#

Marcus mathpup at mylinuxisp.com
Sat Jul 3 15:34:32 EDT 2004

I think that Dan might be looking for a programmatic interactive to the OO API 
without having to deal with parsing and analyzing the XML by hand...

On Saturday 03 July 2004 10:57 am, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 16:44, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> > Does anyone know how to programmtically use OpenOffice documents and
> > spreadsheets from a Mono C# application.
> Because OpenOffice uses standard, xml-based formats for it's files, you
> can very easy to things like mail merge, reporting, etc.  All you need
> is xml parsing routines which are in the mono libraries.  Each
> openoffice document is split into several xml documents includng style
> and content.  Thus you can manipulate the content xml files and combine
> that with the style xml to produce custom OO documents.  So unlike MS
> Office, you don't need to imbed some huge COM object to manipulate the
> documents.

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