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Re: exporting from emacs to excel

From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: exporting from emacs to excel
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:21:19 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 14, 3:13 am, rustom <address@hidden> wrote:
> I want to write a bit of elisp to take a file/buffer in org-mode and
> export the tables to an excel sheet.
> I know (very little) of how to write the code to make an excel sheet
> from wscript. eg
> giving wscript the following, opens a blank excel sheet:
> Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
> objExcel.Workbooks.Add
> objExcel.Visible = True
> Is there some easy/natural way to get this functionality inside elisp?

dont know what's wscript.
Wikipedia says

but if all you want is export some text formatted as some table in
emacs to excell, that's really easy elisp.

i dont use org-mode, so i'm not sure what format is its table. But
basically, a table is just text with special markers to indicate row
and column beginnings.

in ascii format, typically a row is just a line, and column are
delimited by comma. Typically known as csv format

all app or spreadsheet that deals with table data can import and
export this format.

if you can give a concrete example of what your source format is, then
perhaps me or others can show you the elisp code. It's probably just a
10 min job.


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