Java News from Saturday, July 3, 2004

Tonic Systems has released version 1.2 of their Java PowerPoint Library, "a 100% Java API to read, create and manipulate PowerPoint® presentations. Use the library to generate new slides, populate presentation templates or extract data from existing presentations." Version 1.2 adds support for notes and text styles, a new text extraction package, and the ability to create blank presentations, slides, and shapes. The library costs $5000 per server, with volume discounts. The text extraction package is available separately for $995.