[thelist] Other-than-XLS-format to use for Excel-Worksbooks ?

Stefan Schwarzer st.schwarzer at geois.de
Fri Nov 23 07:22:51 CST 2007

Hi there,

I am trying to offer alternative download formats in our data portal.  
CSV is ok for a single sheet.

But it seems to be quite difficult if it gets to workbooks -  
including multiple sheets, and if possible comments. One can use the  
Excel-XML, but still it seems that it is mainly Excel - and not  
NeoOffice, OpenOffice etc. - which is able to read that. And it is  
only supported from version 2003.

HTML isn't really a solution, as it seems that one can't import it  
later into any other Office package.

OpenDocument ? Didn't really find much (understandable)  
documentation; and the ODF Excel or others store, is crypted.

Does anyone have any ideas or experiences to share? Thanks for any  



   Stefan Schwarzer

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