Save , Save as HTML and Edit LibreOffice WorkBook without running LO

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Mon Mar 12 12:59:16 PDT 2012

On 12/03/12 14:50, at wrote:
> Dear Michale,
> Thanks for your reply. We are investigating  ...  in most cases we have 
> a bugs in our code.   If we will found LO bugs we will definitely file it.
> Main goal / question we had was: Is it any component which can edit, 
> save, save as LO calc without LO installed on computer?

for editing ODF files from Java there is also the ODF Toolkit's ODFDOM
library, now an Apache Incubator project.  it is much easier to use and
more reliable than LO, but it only offers very simple document model
operations, e.g. for text documents, there is no layout so it is not
possible to update page number references, and for spreadsheet
documents, there is (AFAIK) no formula evaluation engine, and also it
handles only ODF format, no conversion to/from anything else.

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