Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2013 Archives by date, by thread · List index

What exactly are you trying to do?

First, you're writing to the LibreOffice Users list, but you mention Apache. Are you using LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice? And which version? If it's Apache OpenOffice, you need their users list (

Or are you trying to use some other program to call LibreOffice and cause it to open an Excel spreadsheet? The "" website says the "Apache POI Project's mission is to create and maintain Java APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon the Office Open XML standards (OOXML) and Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document format (OLE2). In short, you can read and write MS Excel files using Java."

You DO NOT USE Apache POI with either LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice. Both programs will open, manipulate, and save Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files without the aid of any external program. Both programs work better with the older (MS Office 97-2003) file formats (.xls, .doc, .ppt), but they will also open and save to the newer (.xlsx, .docx, .pptx) formats.

-- Tim Deaton

On 8/5/2013 11:32 AM, Edwin F. López A. wrote:
Hi all and thanks for Reading.

I’m in the middle of a project that requires loading, writing and
manipulating Excel and Spreadsheet files from a Java application. So far,
apache POI doesn’t scale for our requirements and similar libraries are too
expensive for me to acquire.

I’ve seen examples by using uno runtime, but I haven’t found enough
documentation for doing so. Any advice is appreciated about what
requirements are needed and how to use it for such a task.

Thank you very much.

Edwin F. López A.

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.