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From Christian Egli <>
Subject Re: Excel generator
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2002 10:20:59 GMT
Michael Wechner <> writes:

> I have a friend, and unfortunately he doesn't know about XML and
> doens't want to learn how to work with (maybe he shouldn't be my
> friend ;-), but he loves Excel.
> I don't want to work with Excel (maybe I should't be his friend ;-)
> because I want to use XML.
> Well, that's how it is. BUT, we want to collaborate nevertheless!
> Therefore I thought it would be nice if he is sending me his Excel
> and I generate an XML, which I can modify , and then I serialize it
> back into Excel, such that he can work on it.

If that's all you want to do then maybe you should look into
gnumeric. You can give it a try on my machine (I just enabled X
forwarding). Gnumeric can load and save Excel and can additionally
also save XML, HTML4.0, LaTeX, you name it.

Christian Egli
wyona: research & development

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