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BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1008493] Tue, 12 February 2013 17:49 Go to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi,

There is a bug report: Bug 328982 - Cannot open report exported to .ppt in microsoft powerpoint 2010.

It has been marked as "won't fix". Microsoft changed the output format, however with more and more customers upgrading their office products, it seems like a major limitation if it is not to eventually support it. I would like to understand if there is a plan to eventually support this. If there is, what roadmap do you have in mind?
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1008516 is a reply to message #1008493] Tue, 12 February 2013 19:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Taking a look into it. On the bug, it says a target milestone of 4.2.2, which is set to release this month. But, as you said, it's set to won't fix, so something seems to be conflicting there. I'll let you know what I find out.

Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1010397 is a reply to message #1008516] Sun, 17 February 2013 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Neil,

I have had similar issues. If you are after a workaround, the following post has the steps:

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/453197/

David
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1010402 is a reply to message #1008516] Sun, 17 February 2013 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Neil,

I have had similar issues. If you are after a workaround, the following post has the steps:

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/453197/

David
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1010404 is a reply to message #1008516] Sun, 17 February 2013 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Neil,

I have had similar issues. If you are after a workaround, the following post has the steps:

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/453197/

David
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1011013 is a reply to message #1008516] Mon, 18 February 2013 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi Michael,

Do you have any update? Please advise.

regards,

Neil
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1013151 is a reply to message #1008516] Fri, 22 February 2013 22:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi Michael,

Do you have any update? Please kindly advise.

regards,

Neil
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1014931 is a reply to message #1013151] Tue, 26 February 2013 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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It appears there's a newer bug, for this. It doesn't have a target version listed. Please vote for it: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=349492

Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1014940 is a reply to message #1014931] Tue, 26 February 2013 21:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi Michael,

Thank you for your reply. I looked at the bug report and am the person who created it. Is it possible to know if this will be supported, since it is becoming pretty urgent for me.

regards,

Neil
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1014943 is a reply to message #1014940] Tue, 26 February 2013 21:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Oh. Sorry. I should have looked at that. Smile I really hope it's something that is supported, soon. I don't see why it would not be. Let me see what I can find out. If I hear anything, I'll post back in here.

Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1018466 is a reply to message #1014943] Wed, 13 March 2013 21:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi Michael,

Any update? My client has been asking the same question again and again; however, I can't tell them if this will be supported.

I found this link and it looks like there is a way to specify the version of the ppt: http://www.birt-exchange.com/be/documentation/ihub2/aic/help/brs/birt-reports/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#href=Exporting-IV.06.16.html&single=true

I'm using BIRT 4.2.2 and this is what I saw when I opened the viewer (Please refer to the screen shot in attachment). I didn't see the option to specify the version. Please advise.

regards,

Neil
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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1019394 is a reply to message #1018466] Fri, 15 March 2013 15:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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That page you linked to is for the commercial line of BIRT. The PMC is currently in the process of getting a pptx emitter into the open-source product. Hopefully it'll make it into the next version. The project plan for the next release should come out soon. We should know if it made the cut then.

Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1019401 is a reply to message #1019394] Fri, 15 March 2013 15:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mimmo Rossi is currently offline Mimmo RossiFriend
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Sad I have the same problem with ppt Sad
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1020741 is a reply to message #1019401] Mon, 18 March 2013 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Keep an eye on this page, for the new project plan for 4.3:

BIRT Project Plan


Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1022333 is a reply to message #1020741] Thu, 21 March 2013 17:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michael Williams wrote on Mon, 18 March 2013 16:58
Keep an eye on this page, for the new project plan for 4.3:

BIRT Project Plan


Hi Michael,
you have an idea of when it might leave version 4.3?
Thanks
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1022548 is a reply to message #1022333] Fri, 22 March 2013 05:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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I'm hoping that the plan is released soon. I don't believe the 4.3 version is slated to come out until June or so, anyways, so there would still be some waiting. The plan should tell us more when it's released.

Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1022652 is a reply to message #1022548] Fri, 22 March 2013 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michael Williams wrote on Fri, 22 March 2013 01:07
I'm hoping that the plan is released soon. I don't believe the 4.3 version is slated to come out until June or so, anyways, so there would still be some waiting. The plan should tell us more when it's released.

Ok i will wait. But I have a doubt, I'll explain: after opening the ppt file exported with version 4.2.2. I noticed that this file is text as you can see from here:
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="___Actuate_Content_Boundary___"

--___Actuate_Content_Boundary___
Content-Location: slide-show
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"

<html
xmlns=3D'http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'
xmlns:o=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office'
xmlns:p=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:powerpoint'
xmlns:v=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml'
>
<head>
<meta http-equiv=3D'Content-Type' content=3D'text/html; charset=3Dutf-8'>
<meta name=3D'ProgId' content=3D'PowerPoint.Slide'>
<meta name=3D'Generator' content=3D'Actuate View Server'>
<title>null</title>
<xml><o:DocumentProperties>
<o:Author>null</o:Author>
<o:Description>null</o:Description>
<o:Subject>null</o:Subject>
</o:DocumentProperties></xml><link rel=3DFile-List href=3D'file-list'>
<link rel=3DPresentation-XML href=3D'presentation'>
</head></body></html>
--___Actuate_Content_Boundary___
Content-Location: s1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"

<html
 xmlns=3D'http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'
 xmlns:o=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office'
 xmlns:p=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:powerpoint'
 xmlns:v=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml'
>
<head/><body><p:slide>
[...]

If I open it with PowerPoint 2007 and save it, the file becomes binary (and also opens the PowerPoint2010).
My big problem is: as i should concatenate these files together with the POI, and the ppt generated by birt 4.2.2. can not be open with POI becouse has invalid header (becouse isn't a really ppt file), my question is: with the new version of Birt, the file generated is in the same format (so can not be treated by POI) or is in the correct format with correct header of a normal pptx file?
Thanks

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1034063 is a reply to message #1022548] Fri, 05 April 2013 00:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi Michael,

Any update? Please advise.

Neil
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1061753 is a reply to message #1022548] Mon, 03 June 2013 18:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil WangFriend
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Hi Michael,

Any update? It has been a while. Please advise.

Neil
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1061757 is a reply to message #1061753] Mon, 03 June 2013 19:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Here is a link to the project plan:

BIRT 4.3 Project Plan

It shows that 4.3 will have the new emitters for PPT and DOC that will work with Office 2010. There will also be an updated XLS/XLSX output.


Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1061893 is a reply to message #1022652] Tue, 04 June 2013 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mimmo Rossi wrote on Fri, 22 March 2013 05:44
Michael Williams wrote on Fri, 22 March 2013 01:07
I'm hoping that the plan is released soon. I don't believe the 4.3 version is slated to come out until June or so, anyways, so there would still be some waiting. The plan should tell us more when it's released.

Ok i will wait. But I have a doubt, I'll explain: after opening the ppt file exported with version 4.2.2. I noticed that this file is text as you can see from here:
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="___Actuate_Content_Boundary___"

--___Actuate_Content_Boundary___
Content-Location: slide-show
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"

<html
xmlns=3D'http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'
xmlns:o=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office'
xmlns:p=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:powerpoint'
xmlns:v=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml'
>
<head>
<meta http-equiv=3D'Content-Type' content=3D'text/html; charset=3Dutf-8'>
<meta name=3D'ProgId' content=3D'PowerPoint.Slide'>
<meta name=3D'Generator' content=3D'Actuate View Server'>
<title>null</title>
<xml><o:DocumentProperties>
<o:Author>null</o:Author>
<o:Description>null</o:Description>
<o:Subject>null</o:Subject>
</o:DocumentProperties></xml><link rel=3DFile-List href=3D'file-list'>
<link rel=3DPresentation-XML href=3D'presentation'>
</head></body></html>
--___Actuate_Content_Boundary___
Content-Location: s1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"

<html
 xmlns=3D'http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'
 xmlns:o=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office'
 xmlns:p=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:powerpoint'
 xmlns:v=3D'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml'
>
<head/><body><p:slide>
[...]

If I open it with PowerPoint 2007 and save it, the file becomes binary (and also opens the PowerPoint2010).
My big problem is: as i should concatenate these files together with the POI, and the ppt generated by birt 4.2.2. can not be open with POI becouse has invalid header (becouse isn't a really ppt file), my question is: with the new version of Birt, the file generated is in the same format (so can not be treated by POI) or is in the correct format with correct header of a normal pptx file?
Thanks

Hi Michael,
but with version 4.3 this problem is solved?
thanks in advance
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1062106 is a reply to message #1061893] Thu, 06 June 2013 05:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Yes, this should be resolved in 4.3. Have you tried downloading the latest 4.3 build to test?

Michael

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Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1062153 is a reply to message #1062106] Thu, 06 June 2013 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michael Williams wrote on Thu, 06 June 2013 01:00
Yes, this should be resolved in 4.3. Have you tried downloading the latest 4.3 build to test?

I see in this page http://wiki.eclipse.org/BIRT_Project_Plan that the 4.3 version will be available on 26/06/2013, so i wait this date to download and test.
I will give a feedback.
Thanks.
Re: BIRT ppt report with Office 2010 [message #1062495 is a reply to message #1062153] Sat, 08 June 2013 05:43 Go to previous message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael WilliamsFriend
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Yes, but if you look at this page, you'll find the latest milestone build for 4.3 that you can download and test on to be sure it will work.

http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads/build_list.php

Hope this helps.


Michael

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