Looking for Word & Excel documents generation

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I need to generate Excel & Word documents from my application. I took a look at some of the stuff that is out there, but I couldn't really find anything that was immediately useful. What I need is basically:

  • The ability to create the documents
  • Styles (colors, images, etc)
  • Templates are preferred

This is something that running on my server, so using the Office COM objects is not possible. In general, I am looking for something that would be easy to use for generating a document with styles, nothing more.

Obviously I would preferred if it was an OSS solution, but I am not fanatic about that.

Any suggestions?