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Posted 24 Jul 2009

How to Read and Write ODF/ODS Files (OpenDocument Spreadsheets)

, 28 Jul 2011
This article will explain the basics of ODF format, and specifically its implementation in spreadsheet applications ( Calc and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 SP2). Presented is a demo application which writes/reads tabular data to/from .ods files.



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About the Author

Software Developer (Senior) GemBox Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Josip Kremenic works as a developer at GemBox Software.
He works on:

  • GemBox.Spreadsheet - a C# / VB.NET Excel component for reading and/or writing XLS, XLSX, CSV, HTML, PDF, XPS and ODS files.

  • GemBox.Document - a C# / VB.NET Word component for reading and/or writing DOCX, DOC, HTML, PDF, XPS, RTF and TXT files.

  • GemBox.Presentation- a C# / VB.NET PowerPoint component for reading and/or writing PPTX, PPT, PDF and XPS files.

  • GemBox.Email - a C# / VB.NET Email component for composing, receiving and sending MSG, EML and MHTML email messages using IMAP, POP and SMTP.

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