Generating Microsoft word document using ruby or rails


#1

I have some record formatted in table. For that, I need to convert the
table data into Microsoft word document or Open office document. what
method I have to use?,

Is there any class or gems or library in ruby?

kindly help me?..

Thanks,

Prabu J


#2
  • Prabu J., 2009-02-20, 14:47:

I have some record formatted in table. For that, I need to convert the
table data into Microsoft word document or Open office document. what
method I have to use?,

The easiest way is to write a CSV and then import it into the target
application. With Openoffice this simply means that you write the data
(using file access or simple redirect) to a file with the name ending in
“.csv” then open the file. You will be presented with an import
dialogue. Choose ‘Separated by Tab’. The Data will be converted into a
spreadsheet. The same method should work for MS Office but I am not
familiar with that software.

Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt


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2009/2/20 Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt removed_email_address@domain.invalid:

dialogue. Choose ‘Separated by Tab’. The Data will be converted into a
spreadsheet. The same method should work for MS Office but I am not
familiar with that software.

Another easy way I can think of is this: create a document with the
desired contents, write it as RTF. Analyze the RTF and write a program
that outputs the same content (with multiple table rows of course).

Cheers

robert