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API for file conversion?

Jason Bock
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Joined: Dec 27, 2008
Posts: 19
I'm interested in converting TXTs into PDF, DOC, or maybe even PPT
Are there any APIs that make this possible?
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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DOC and PPT are supported by the Apache POI library, while for PDF there's iText. These are sizeable APIs, though - the code would have to deal with pages (or slides), paragraphs etc. See the iTextExample and CreateWordDocument samples in http://faq.javaranch.com/java/CodeBarnLibrariesAndFrameworks for an idea of how those libraries work.
 
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