Excel

Jim Carwardine JimCarwardine at OwnYourFuture-net.com
Tue Dec 30 14:29:24 EST 2003


I'm looking at using the iFolder on a Novell server to synch an Excel file
between it and my Mac.  This same file is put there by a PC user who reading
and writing.  I'm only reading.  Haven't tried it yet but am hopeful.  After
the synch action, you could use AS to get the data on your Mac.... I hope...
Jim

on 12/29/03 6:30 PM, Jan Schenkel wrote:

> --- Ken Norris <pixelbird at interisland.net> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> 
>> Is there any way to get Rev *on a Mac* to open an MS
>> Excel document, created
>> in Windows, and extract data?
>> 
>> We live in hope...
>> 
>> TIA,
>> Ken N.
>> 
> 
> Hi Ken,
> 
> As the MS Excel file format is proprietary, I'd try
> launching the file with your MacOS Excel app, and then
> extract the data using AppleScripts -- Excel 5 used to
> be applescriptabe, so I'm hoping Excel v.X still is.
> If you don't have Excel on your Mac, you'll have to
> find a place with the file format, or disect the
> source code of OpenOffice to find outhow they read
> Excel files into their spreadsheet app.
> 
> Hope this helped a little,
> 
> Jan Schenkel.
> 
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