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

David Dorward david at dorward.me.uk
Fri Nov 23 07:54:01 CST 2007

On 23 Nov 2007, at 13:34, Eduardo Kienetz wrote:
> Create an HTML page (embed your css), with a table. Save (as text) and
> change its extension to .xls
> Open in Excel 2000/2003+.

This isn't something I'd suggest for any file you plan to distribute.  
You're bound to run into a situation where an application that knows  
how to handle Excel data tries to open it, finds HTML, tries to treat  
it like Excel data, fails and gives up.

David Dorward

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