XMerge MiniCalc Plugin
The MiniCalc plugin converts text data between OpenOffice Calc format and MiniCalc's binary Palm DataBase file format.
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Using the MiniCalc plugin
The MiniCalc plugin is invoked in the same manner as all other XMerge plugins. Once the framework has been made aware of the plugin, the only thing needed to use it is to specify its MIME type as a source or destination type for conversion. The MIME type is specified in the
converter.xmlfile included in the minicalc
.jarfile. Currently, this is set to
For example, to use the MiniCalc plugin in conjunction with the test driver supplied with the XMerge framework:
% java org.openoffice.xmerge.test.Driver -from staroffice/sxc -to application/x-minicalc Test.sxc
% java.org.openoffice.xmerge.test.Driver -from application/x-minicalc -to staroffice/sxc Test.pdb
FeaturesThis converter supports basic spreadsheet functionality. It does not support embedded graphics or styles, as these are not supported by MiniCalc.
Original StarCalc Document
Converted Document Converted Document with Edits
MergingWhen changes have been made on the small device, the user can either choose to convert the modified MiniCalc Palm Database to a reduced content and style StarCalc file, or the user can choose to merge the content changes made with the original StarCalc Document. In this way, new edits can be retained whilst also retaining document styles and formatting . To merge the modified MiniCalc DataBase, the XMerge test driver program may be used again.
% java.org.openoffice.xmerge.test.Driver -from application/x-minicalc -to staroffice/sxc -merge Test.sxc Test.pdb
Original StarCalc Document with Merged Edits