In-Paragraph List in Spreadsheet Document

In-Paragraph List in Microsoft Excel Document

Creating a In-Paragraph List

Practicing the following steps you can create In-Paragraph List Template in MS Excel 2013.

  1. Add a new Workbook.
  2. Write a sentence, for example “We provide support for the following products:” in a single column.
  3. Save the template.

Reporting Requirement

As a report developer, you are required to describe about the services you are providing with the following key requirements:

  • A descriptive or informative line like “We provide support for the following products:".
  • Show all the products along with the above sentence.
  • Report must be generated in the Spreadsheet Document.

Adding Syntax to be evaluated by GroupDocs.Assembly Engine

We provide support for the following products:
<<foreach [in products]>><<[IndexOf() != 0 ? ", " : ""]>>
<<[ProductName]>>
<</foreach>>

Download In-Paragraph List Template

Please download the sample In-Paragraph List document we created in this article:

Generating The Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

In-Paragraph List in OpenOffice Spreadsheet Document

Creating the Template

OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS) is a spreadsheet document format which can be used as an alternative to Microsoft Excel Document (XLS/XLSX) formats. Since ODS is not a Microsoft Proprietary format, there are multiple software (including Microsoft Office and Apache OpenOffice) available to create, open, edit and save this format. For more information on the available software to work with ODS, please visit wikipedia article.

In this topic, we’ll not reinvent the wheel to recreate a template for generating an ‘In-Paragraph List’ report in ODS format. Instead, we’ll save the existing template to ODS format using Microsoft Office. In order to achieve this; assuming you are using Microsoft Office 2010, please follow below steps:

  1. Open existing template we created in previous topic
  2. Click “File” and select “Save As”.
  3. Select “OpenDocument Spreadsheet” from “Save As Type” drop down.
  4. Click “Save”.

Download Template

Generating the Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

ODS Template and Report in Apache OpenOffice

In order to check compatibility of ODS between Microsoft Office 2010 and Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2, we performed below tests:

  • We opened the ODS template created through Microsoft Office 2010 in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The template opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.
  • We opened the ODS report generated through GroupDocs.Assembly in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The report opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.