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AgriMensor

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I have been using TRichMemo with pretty good results, but it only offers RTF as its rich text input/output. It's a great product as far as it goes, but I also need to read and work with .doc and .dox files - .pdf files would be an additional bonus, at least for output, and cross-platform is an absolute must!
Any suggestions eagerly received . . .
Thanks!

Arioch

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OpenOffice / LibreOffice ActiveX control ?

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Arioch

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RichView? https://www.trichview.ru

Hardly so...

https://www.trichview.ru/features/trichview.html

Export DOCX - yes. But that is relatively eas, you can code it yourself.
Import DOCX - no.
Export DOC - no
Import DOC - no

At least that is what is said on the promotion page...

AgriMensor

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Thanks for suggestions to-date, everyone!

The following is copied and pasted from the TRichView Features page:

  • TRichView exports DocX, RTF, HTML, Markdown, PDF*, text files, Unicode text files.
    TRichView imports DocX, RTF, HTML*, text files, Unicode text files.
    TRichView saves and loads** its content in a native format (RVF – RichView Format) and XML (with RichViewXML).
    TRichView can use text import and export converters from Microsoft® Office.

In summary, it can't read or write, import or export .doc files and needs third-party converters to export to .pdf files, so unfortunately it doesn't fulfill most of my basic requirements.

Any other suggestions, please?


Arioch

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mORMot library has free PDF writer

as for reader it is not possible in general - the PDF can well just ocntain pre-rendered bitmaps, pcitures, and what can you edit then?

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No chance, I think.
Libre Office's support for DOCX files is a tragedy, optimistically the DOC support is not worse.
Google Docs is better, but still no good.
The only decent MS Office alternative I have seen is WPS office, maybe they have some component that you could use.
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AgriMensor

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Thanks, CM630 - I'll take a look :-)

Nicole

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As Arioch suggests: LibreOffice.
I work with it since years. It even has very similar menus like office.
Not sure, if the recent version of office has a "Navigator" (F5), a feature of Libreoffice for which I changed from Microsoft.
My change is long ago and Microsoft has improved. But the time I changed, LibreOffice was more stable for long and nested documents than Word. I could not help myself in Word any more, because it messed headings all the time. LibreOffice just did what it should.

 

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