Excel_Lib on Mac

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Tue Mar 15 18:30:00 EDT 2022

I did some research. The Macintosh can no longer send apple events to Excel, or indeed any other Microsoft product, due to the fact that Apple Sandboxing prevents it. There ought, I suppose, to be a way to grant this access, but Appleand/or Microsoft has decided to prevent it, making the excel_lib worthless on MacOS. 

The more programmers and politicians set about to help me, the less I am able to help myself. 

Bob S

> On Mar 15, 2022, at 14:50 , Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hi all. 
> I am trying to incorporate Excel_Lib into a project. There is a command to open a spreadsheet with Excel on a Mac, and ONLY Macs can use this command. It looks however like the library works with Windows too. 
> My issue is that I am getting an error, "XCELLibErr: Not authorized to send Apple events to Microsoft Excel." So first, is there an easy way, like a shell command to do this? And then if not, is using this library dependent on Apple events on a Mac? 
> Bob S
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