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we need to develop a project that is an extension in OO so that it could display a mutitype chart we have drawn in Excel. Essentially, we have a combination chart consists of a candle stick chart and a line chart appearing together. OO could not display it! (see http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=27363).
We have research the problem for a while and figure that the easiest way is to develop an extension in Java using the Netbean Integration tool. Probably, adding a new chart type so that it is matched to the excel version. In chart2, it appears that they have changed the structure to a MVC model and under the diagram service, a coordinate system could have a list of charttype. So it appears that it is possible to draw a chart with different charttype on it even without the extension. However, we have not tried the chart2 API as we can't find a working example and SUN is not very helpful either and they discourage us to use chart2. (see http://graphics.openoffice.org/chart/ch ... cture.html)
can you give us advise how to approach this problem ? documentation resources , code snippets to call chart2 api from java code and any other helpful suggestion will be very welcomed.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com
subject: draw combination charts via Openoffice calc programatically