LibreOffice is one of the most used, popular, powerful, and free office suites, used by millions of people around the world. It is a suite of free and open-source office applications available not just for Windows application development but also for other platforms like Unix, Solaris, Linux, and macOS. Interestingly, the need for an open-source component like LibreOffice that is capable of generating spreadsheets was born out of a project that could not depend on the cost of Excel for the client, nor on the cost of having a paid component to generate the application’s spreadsheet.
In this video from the recently concluded DelphiCon 2023, Daniel Fernandes will walk us through the process of creating LibreOffice documents in Delphi. Here, we will learn how we can use formats like .DOC, .DOCX, .CSV and .XLSX. We also can use document templates or generate documents based on a simple TMemo component.
LibreOffice Vs Excel
Aside from being a free software, LibreOffice notably has a large community that can quickly address your questions regarding the component. The component also works very similarly to Excel. As far as compatibility is concerned, you can create formulas in the library that will be able to pass to the excel extension. When it comes to design patterns, Libre Office comes with a fluent interface.
The LibreOffice suite consists of programs for word processing, creating and editing spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams, and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulas. In this video, Daniel will show a series of demonstrations on how LibreOffice works in Delphi. The webinar will also conclude with a Question-and-Answer portion led by MVP Jim McKeeth, Dion Mai, and Daniel Fernandes.
To know more about LibreOffice and how you can take advantage of its incredible free features using Delphi, feel free to watch the video below.