Microsoft XML

Alex Shaw alex at
Tue Aug 28 22:46:07 EDT 2007

Hi Phil

Thanks for the tip!

Yes, I've decided to keep things simple.

I like challenges but figured this one was just gonna give me a headache :)


Phil Davis wrote:
> Tab-delimited text can work!
> Since you're working on a Mac... Here's what I do for one client and 
> it's close enough to a spreadsheet for their needs:
> on mouseUp
>   -- make the output file
>   set the fileType to "XCELTEXT"
>   put reportContent() into url ("file:" & fld "outputFile")
>   wait 1 tick
>   -- open the output file if requested
>   if the hilite of btn "openOutputFile" = true then
>     launch document (fld "outputFile")
>   end if
> end mouseUp
> The 'launch' command causes the file to be opened with Excel, since the 
> file was written with a fileType of "XCELTEXT".

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