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Rick Rod

Joined: Nov 20, 2005
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New to Java and just learning and want to create a application and have a question. Can someone tell me if Java works with office applications.
I.E. I want to have a program that allows for inputing of Data then inturn puts this information on 2 seperate Excel forms or even word forms.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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If your ultimate goal is to be able to write things that integrate well on the desktop with Office, seriously consider learning C# instead of Java. Although this kind of thing is not absolutely impossible with Java, it's vastly harder to do than in a .NET language. Doing it in Java will entail various workarounds and compromises, so if you're just starting out, consider taking another path.

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