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Output Formats

Q: What report output formats does BIRT support?

Release 2.1 supports HTML, Paginated HTML and PDF.
Release 2.2 support HTML, Paginated HTML, PDF, WORD, XLS, and PostScript

Note that PDF generation uses iText. Check the BIRT install instructions for infomation on the specific version.

Q: Why the XLS/DOC/PPT file generated by BIRT looks like an XML?

BIRT uses office XML to generate the report to XLS/DOC/PPT, it is supported by Office 2003 or later. The user should install Office 2003 or later to open the generated XML.