From: Dom Lachowicz <cinamod@ho...> - 2002-05-07 15:13:59
>My name is Eneko Goyenaga and I'm a Spanish TI student. I´ve been ordered
>design a word-doc-file to html converter. As I can see wv already does it,
>but I would like to do it myself. The problem is that I am not what could
>considered as an "expert" programmer ;-). I know C and the basics of C++
>too, but haven't had much experience using them, that's why my questions
>seem to bee "quite" stupid -sorry for that-. Is it as difficult as it seems
>to me programming such a converter? would it be easier if I used de wv
>libraries in order to acces the insides of the doc file?.
wv makes it very easy to access the insides of DOC files via a
>Another question I have is wether the wv libraries acces the insides of the
>doc file dealing with it directly, let's say, in raw mode, or via ole. I'm
>sure there's some kind of reference to it on the web, but I haven't found
>it, sorry for that once again.
wvWare can handle older (MSWord 2.0) documents as well as OLE2 based newer
ones. wvWare does this transparently.
>Regarding to dealing with the word file, which way do yo recomend me, via
>OLE or directly? The problem about OLE is that, as I said, I'm not an
>experienced programmer, and I fear it may be a difficult task for me. The
>problem about doing it directly is... well, you only have to look at the
>spec. documents! I find them virtualy impossible to understan! Does anybody
>know which lenguage they are written in? ;)
Check out libole2, which is LGPL and used by wvWare. You won't have to
understand anything about OLE2 to use libole2.
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