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Wednesday January 07, 2009
11:05 PM

Server-side MsWord document generation

[ #38234 ]

I've been using the wonderful Spreadsheet::WriteExcel for a while, and was annoyed of not having an equivalent module for server-side MsWord document generation.

Now I finally found a solution : compose the doc. in HTML, add some MsWord-specific markup for page setup, wrap the whole thing in a MIME-multipart file ... and there it is, a document generated without MsOffice, but nevertheless with headers, footers, pagination, etc.

This has been wrapped in an initial module MsOffice::Word::HTML::Writer. Still lacking tests and examples, but already functional. Improvement suggestions are welcome!

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  • ... to reduce the development costs for projects producing this weird document format.

    That will either result in higher margins for us, lower costs for customers or ideally both... thanks!