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[REBOL] Alternative user interface? Or using MS Excel 2002 with Rebol!

From: Al::Bri::xtra::co::nz at: 10-Jun-2003 17:15

I've been using Rebol over the weekend and this week to generate Microsoft Excel spreadsheets using the the XMLSS (XML SpreadSheet) standard that Microsoft has. I use my ML dialect to generate the XML according to the standard on MSDN and save the string as %.xls file (instead of %.xml) and then I (or a user) can double click on the file. MS Excel launches, reads the file and presents the spreadsheet to the user, who can then interact with it, change figures and so on, then save it to the same file name. Then my Rebol scripts can read the XML in the %.xls file, extract the values, and rearrange them to generate the necessary reports using HTML and CSS stylesheets. This has allowed us in the school I work at to create and generate reports which are impossible using our existing reporting software! Andrew J Martin ICQ: 26227169