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Create OpenDocument invoices and other documents with Rexx

Oct 04, 2010, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

"After my talk about ODF scripting at OOoCon 2010 I got by another OOoCon speaker, Rony G. Flatscher another script for automatic generation of OpenDocument invoices, or any other ODF text with a fixed structure. Roni's script opens an OpenDocument text template as the one shown in the left picture below and replaces all the MF_ placeholders strings with values loaded by a plain text file, creating the filled form shown in the right picture:

"This is the format of the plain text file containing the data that must be inserted in the form (of course, you could either generate this entry file manually, but the real advantage of doing things this way is when the data come from some database, spreadsheet or other similar source:"

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