Handling file formats with Java



How do I access the XYZ file format in Java ?

A large database of file extensions be found at www.file-extensions.org and dotwhat.net

And if you don't know what type a given file is, they there are various way to determine it programmatically: http://www.rgagnon.com/javadetails/java-0487.html

An interesting article about Microsoft's binary file formats, especially DOC and XLS, is Why are the Microsoft Office file formats so complicated? (And some workarounds) It also mentions some alternatives to dealing with those formats directly.

... and some advice on how to convey information, courtesy of XKCD → → →

Access

CHM

Excel

Gedcom

HDF (Hierarchical Data Format)

HL7

Image and movie files

INI

Matlab

mbox

OpenDocument? (ODF)

Office Open XML

OpenOffice? Java API

Outlook / PST

  PDF

PowerPoint?

Project

QIF (used by Microsoft Money and Quicken)

RTF

Visio

Word

Something else?



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