Programming against the OpenXML formats with Java


For those of you looking into what type of Java support there is for the OpenXML formats, you should check out this project on SourceForge where they are building a Java based OpenXML API. http://sourceforge.net/projects/openxml4j/

Up until now, Java developers had to stay at a much lower level using XML and ZIP libraries. The formats are pretty straightforward and of course fully documented, but it’s always nice to have some of the basic building blocks abstracted. System.IO.Packaging is available to .net developers which allowed for a level of abstraction from ZIP and the packaging model. It’s great to see other tools like this popping up though for different languages.

Julian Chable was the founder of this project, and he was out in Redmond last week to attend some of the OpenXML workshop that we hosted. He talked on camera with Doug Mahugh for a bit about the API project, and they just posted it up on Channel 9. Take a look: https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=292715

-Brian

Comments (2)

  1. jagatprakashmahato@gmail.com says:

    Hi,

    Can you give the proper defination of Bullet used in Word ML, because while generating docs it is giving lot of problems,

    Some time its not well formatted, some times its shown as ?? marks,

    Plz let me know why is this?

    And there is also problem in Font size sometimes.

  2. I’ve blogged about this before. Now I See there is a sourceforge project supporting the use of Java to