Documents, such as reports that are consistent in format, are excellent candidates for automation. Autodoc was designed as a means to automate such reports in order to reduce the amount of labor necessary to produce reports, and to improve the accuracy of the reports.
Autodoc enables the automatic generation of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files. When given a docx, pptx, or xlsx file, along with a text file of desired content, the software can output a document of the same format with the desired content inserted into the template. The multi-platform software requires Java 6 or higher.
This work was done by Delvison Castillo of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.