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Apache POI 3.1-FINAL

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Apache POI 3.1-FINAL

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Apache POI is well-known in the Java field as a library for reading and
writing OLE2 office file formats, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and
Word. See http://poi.apache.org

This release highlights are as follow:
Highlights in POI-HSSF - Java API To Access Microsoft Excel Format Files:
  • Major improvements in formula evaluation
  • Support for conditional formatting
  • Support for Excel hyperlinks
  • Handling of embedded OLE2 documents
  • Support for getting excel cell comments when extracting text
  • Support for specifying a policy to HSSF on missing / blank cells when fetching

Highlights in POI-HSLF - Java API To Access Microsoft PowerPoint Format Files:
  • Support for getting embedded sounds
  • Support for getting embedded OLE objects
  • Support for Tables
  • Improved text extraction
  • Export PowerPoint slides into image
  • Java2D Graphics driver

Highlights in POI-HWPF - Java API To Access Microsoft Word Format Files
  • Handling of embedded OLE2 documents
  • Support for extracting Escher images from HWPF files
  • Improved Range.replaceText()

About 100 other fixes and improvements. A full list of changes is available in the change

The source and binaries can be downloaded from your local mirror:

The release is also available from the central Maven repository under
Group ID "org.apache.poi" and Version "3.1-FINAL".

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