How do I interact with Word / Excel Files

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Post » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:41 pm

Is it possible to interact with word and excel files through Construct 2?
I am looking to generate 2 word documents and one Excel document as outputs.
All three files with repeat some of the information hence I was hoping to have one file with all the info and then spread it to each file as required to build up the reports.
I've had a search but couldnt find anything on the forum, manual or tutorials. I understand that maybe construct 2 is not the best application to attempt this in but I don't really have any programming knowledge.
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Post » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:52 pm

Quite a hefty thing to do without really having any programming knowledge.
My advice: Go to Exel and figure out how to make an online form or something with that. Then do the C2 thing.
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Post » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:54 pm

You're probably going to need to do this as a Javascript plugin for Construct 2 as there isn't any plugins that I know of to do that yet.

These links might be helpful though:

http://excelbuilderjs.com/

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj891051.aspx

(This method should work if the user has Microsoft Office on their PC: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6779 ... d-document )
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