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RE: Excel XML

  • To: "Joe English" <jenglish@f...>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Subject: RE: Excel XML
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@m...>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 15:26:40 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcLubfUbSgobLpWFToWjSULJCqId0wAAJaiA
  • Thread-topic: Excel XML

excel xml
Well you don't have to wait for Office 11 to be able to do this with
Excel. I've been using the Excel XML format with Office XP for over a
year now. In fact the spec is available on MSDN at 


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe English [mailto:jenglish@f...] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 3:18 PM
> To: xml-dev@l...
> Chris Wilper wrote:
> >
> > My gut reactions to the Excel XML:
> >
> > [ ... miscellaneous problematic issues deleted ... ]
> I for one am very pleased at the look of this format.
> Minor nits aside, this will make getting useful data out of 
> Excel spreadsheets a whole heck of a lot easier than having 
> to parse DIF, the native binary format, using COM, or 
> downgrading to CSV.  (Not that CSV is hard to parse, but it 
> loses almost all of the structural
> information.)
> --Joe English
>   jenglish@f...
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