Export to Excel

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at mac.com
Sat Dec 17 02:13:44 EST 2005


On Dec 14, 2005, at 9:02 AM, Jim Ault wrote:

> Couple of questions:
> 1) is this one table, or several?
One table. I might do several but if I can do one then I can do several.
> 2) is is continuously updated, or a one-time publish?
One-time publish.
> 3) does the format vary each/several times?
Not really. Essentially tab delimited fields.
> 4) does the dimension of the table change?
It might.

Bill Vlahos

>
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
>
> On 12/13/05 5:20 PM, "Bill Vlahos" <bvlahos at mac.com> wrote:
>
>> I have a table in an appliation which I want to export to Excel. I
>> can fake it out by simply saving it as a text file with the .xls
>> extension and when the user double-clicks it, Excel will open it up.
>>
>> That will fake it out but won't do any fancy Excel things like set up
>> tabbed categories, etc.
>>
>> Is there a better way to do this export?
>>
>> I've seen some programs export it directly into Excel without going
>> through a file on disk. How is that done? I assume on the Mac I could
>> use AppleScript but how would I do it on Windows?
>>
>> Bill Vlahos
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