saving a html file as word document on click of a button
Joined: Dec 28, 2000
Hello, is it possible to save a html file to a word document on the client side on click of a button? I have a SAVE button on a web page. I need to save its contents into a word document on click of the save. Help gr8tly appreciated/ Thanks Arvind
Joined: Nov 08, 2001
It is going to have to be some sort of server side code to the best of my knowledge.
Eric is correct. Your best bet would be to, upon the click of the button, post a request ot a servlet that would output you page with a content type of RTF and marked as an 'attachment'. Search these forums for 'attachment' for the exact sytnax, I don't recall it off the top of my head. RTF is a text-based markup that Word will understand. It's a lot easier than trying to create the proprietary and ever-changing binary Word format. There are also 3rd-party libraries that might help you create Word files if RTF is not suitable. But in all cases, this involves server-side processing. hth, bear