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Hello people,


I have used the Jakarta POI in order to read Excel files.
Now I want to read Word files.

My problem is that I haven't seen any examples as I have found for the Excel.
Does anybody have used it ? Any examples please. Just reading some lines from a word file


I have seen the following at the Jakarta's page:
<i>"HWPF is the name of OUR port of the Microsoft Word 97(-2002) file format to pure Java.

HWPF is still in early development. It is in the scratchpad section of the CVS. Source code in the org.apache.poi.hwpf.extractor tree is legacy code. Source in the org.apache.poi.hwpf.model tree is the old legacy code refactored into an object model. Check the How-To page for detailed examples on using HWPF.

We are looking for developers!!! If you are interested in helping with HWPF familiarize yourself with the source code and just start coding. Make sure you read the guidelines for getting involved "</i>

Does this means that it is not ready ?
Any help please ???
Thank you in advance

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Hi,
did you check out Textmining.org. they have got api for working with MS Word.
havent tested it though.


http://www.textmining.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0&POSTNUKESID=d8ce3ce4b0f4ea9a5b772c41b59e8327


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Kiran thank u lot for your help.
I will check it straight away.

But does this mean that the POI is not ready yet to read/write to Word docs ?

I think that the basic ability to read write is there. Am I wrong?

Anyone ?
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you can use POI but it is not fully Stabilized API. so u can download all the files build it and jar it and use it but it is not guarnteed to run in full form and there is also no guarntee that the api will remain the same since it is still in the  Scratch pad version where they r just testing it out thoroughly and also working on developing it.

Kiran
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Kiran text mining will do my work.

And pretty quick with just 3 lines of code.

Thank you a lot
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hey, if u r using it why dont you post ur experience of textmining so that others will also benefit. as such i myself havent played around with it but have used POI for lots of my xls stuff. so it will be useful for lots of others in future also.
like if u come across any problem, or a bug etc........

thanks
Kiran
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