txt2xls

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 14:01:20 CEST 2004


In would like to convert very simple text files into .xls
files and I need some help.

Here is the format of a typical file:

# begin table.txt

This should go in the first row,
first column.

This should go in the first row,
second column.

====

This should go in the second row,
first column.

This should go in the second row,
second column.

====

This should go in the third row,
first column.

This should go in the third row,
second column.

# end table.txt

"====" separates different rows, whereas different colums are separated
by an empty line. table.txt should be converted into a table.xls 
file containing a 3x2 table like this:

   ================================     ================================
   This should go in the first row,     This should go in the first row,
   first column.                        second column.
   --------------------------------     --------------------------------
   This should go in the second row,    This should go in the second row,
   first column.                        second column.
   --------------------------------     --------------------------------
   This should go in the third row,     This should go in the third row,
   first column.                        second column.
   ================================     ================================

I use OpenOffice on Linux, but I have no experience at all about the .xls
format, so I would welcome help/pointers and especially snippets of code ;)
TIA,

                  Michele Simionato



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