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Re: Help generating MS Word .doc file from perl

by Krambambuli (Curate)
on May 21, 2010 at 07:27 UTC ( #841040=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Help generating MS Word .doc file from perl

What I found here - Creating Microsoft Word Document with Perl - sort of confirms what I wanted to suggest:

maybe it's easier to generate a .rtf file, and the Microsoft world will still live happily ever after with your offering.

Just an idea.


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[ambrus]: was this bug: https://rt.cpan. org/Public/Bug/ Display.html?id= 59814
[Corion]: ambrus: Oh - that one would be much harder to automate... The SYNOPSIS section should mostly be a runnable program IMO, but I write only small snippets in my documentation for single functions/methods, and creating the appropriate environment for ...
[Corion]: ... those in an automated fashion seems somewhat hard to me. Although it should do wonders for the test coverage ;)
[haukex]: Corion: I once wrote an automated thingy for that here
[haukex]: here's the code that uses it
[Corion]: haukex: Hmm - maybe I can reuse that. I see that it uses Pod::Parser, which I think was one of the more fragile parsers. But if I'm statically (re)generating the tests instead of doing that "live" on the client/tester machines, that's a much smaller...
[Corion]: ... problem space than trying to cater to all versions of Pod::Parser(s)

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