Spring has sprung, bringing with it our newest release of OfficeWriter: OfficeWriter 8.5! What’s in store for this maintenance release? Scroll down to see the latest additions our development team has been working on.
WordTemplate – Embed DOCX files into templates
In OfficeWriter 8.0, we added the ability to embed RTF or HTML documents in Word files with WordTemplate. The feature uses the document modifier to signify that a RTF or HTML document will be inserted. To learn more about using the document modifier, see our guide on inserting an embedded document under our WordTemplate Tutorials.
We have also extended the feature to include DOCX files. Now you can embed other Word documents into your WordWriter templates. Continue reading What’s new in OfficeWriter 8.5
PIVOT TABLES ARE HERE!
OfficeWriter 8.4 packs a powerful punch with exciting new features, most notable of which is ExcelApplication support for PivotTables in OOXML (XLSX, XLSM) files. ExcelWriter already supports the use of PivotTables in ExcelTemplate and SSRS reports, but now you can programmatically create, manipulate, and remove PivotTables with ExcelApplication.
The new PivotTable API gives you the freedom to:
- Create PivotTables from scratch (see our tutorial on Creating a Basic PivotTable)
- Add and manipulate PivotTable fields – data value fields, column labels, row labels, and report filter page fields
- Access common settings like empty/error values, refresh data when opening a file, and the number of cached items to retain
With the API you also have the ability to change the data source of a PivotTable. Continue reading What’s new in OfficeWriter 8.4