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

David Dorward david at dorward.me.uk
Fri Nov 23 08:01:47 CST 2007

On 23 Nov 2007, at 13:56, Eduardo Kienetz wrote:

> On Nov 23, 2007 11:54 AM, David Dorward <david at dorward.me.uk> wrote:
>> 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.
> Excel allows you to save as HTML and, obviously, read/open that same
> 'data'. So as long as you keep it in the format excel generates it
> works fine.

I said "An application that knows how to handle Excel data" not  
"Excel", and by "Excel data" I mean the Excel data format, not any  
kind of data that Excel can generate.

David Dorward

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