Lightweight MS Office Components
I have a web app that I'm designing that will generate Word documents w/ embedded Excel charts. We do not have a separate app server, and the web admin is reluctant to install the full versions of Word and Excel on the web server. Anyone know if there are lightweight MS Office components that I could use instead?
Sam I Am
There are many toolkits that generate Excel files, but I'm not aware of any that generates .doc. You might get one of the Excel toolkits and use .rtf files instead of the .doc files.
If Office 2003 is an option, you can just generate WordML files, which are XML that open fine in Word. But all the clients would need 2003 to make this feasible.
Have a look at this http://officewriter.softartisans.com/
Or just use one of the many Rich Text Controls.
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