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

Eduardo Kienetz eduardok at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 07:34:59 CST 2007

On Nov 23, 2007 11:22 AM, Stefan Schwarzer <st.schwarzer at geois.de> wrote:
> 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.

Create an HTML page (embed your css), with a table. Save (as text) and
change its extension to .xls

Open in Excel 2000/2003+.

I use it like that.

Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz
LPI Certified - Level 2

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