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How to open MS Word file in Internet Explorer using java

ram gaurav
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Hi

I am allowing user to upload Microsoft Word document to my server.
I am able to upload the document on my server .
I am using Jakarta POI interface but it allows me to read simple format MS Word file

My problem is that :

How to show MS WORD file and HTML , means to open MS Word file as HTNL file through JAVA.
Ulf Dittmer
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There is no easy way to create HTML from a DOC file. Both Word and OpenOffice can save as HTML, so with some automation this may be possible. OO even has a Java API, but that has a definite learning curve.

Overall, I'd advise against trying to do this.


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ram gaurav
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Thanks a lot sir for your reply.

But i have to show the selected word file as output to the user.

Is there any other way to do this.

Thanks
Ulf Dittmer
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But i have to show the selected word file as output to the user.


Well, what I was getting at was that this is a lot of trouble for an uncertain outcome. Why not provide a link to the document instead, so that they can open it in Word, which knows how to display DOC files perfectly?
ram gaurav
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Thanks a lot for your reply sir.

Actually , in the file selected by user i have to perform some actions and then to show data to user.

Thats why i need the whole structure in the DOC file , thats why its necessary to read it and show it in JSP.

Thanks
ram gaurav
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Thanks for all the replies.

Can you please close this Thread here as i want to take this thread to Java(Advanced)

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Ulf Dittmer
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Thats why i need the whole structure in the DOC file , thats why its necessary to read it and show it in JSP.


I don't understand why providing a link to the document would not satisfy this goal.

Have you considered (or tried) using Word or OpenOffice as helper applications for converting the document to HTML, as I suggested above?
 
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