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- John McNamara
September 24, 2004, 4:52 am
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Spreadsheet::WriteExcel version 2.10 has been uploaded to CPAN.
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel - Write formatted text and numbers to a
cross-platform Excel binary file.
2.10 September 23 2004 - Major
+ Added chart support via external templates.
Added Chart.pm and add_chart_ext() method to Workbook object.
Added /charts directory with examples and documentation
+ Added write_date_time() worksheet method for writing dates
and times in Excel date format.
Added date_time.pl example.
+ Added automatic Unicode handling via utf8 in perl 5.8 and
later. Thanks Mark Fowler.
Added several unicode_*.pl examples in different encodings.
Thanks to Sean Burke for the sample encodings.
+ Added write_to_scalar.pl example in order to answer frequently
asked question about writing an Excel file to a scalar.
The Spreadsheet::WriteExcel module can be used create a cross-
platform Excel binary file. Multiple worksheets can be added to a
workbook and formatting can be applied to cells. Text, numbers,
formulas and hyperlinks and images can be written to the cells.
The Excel file produced by this module is compatible with
Excel 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003.
The module will work on the majority of Windows, UNIX and
Macintosh platforms. Generated files are also compatible with the
Linux/UNIX spreadsheet applications Gnumeric and OpenOffice.org.
This module cannot be used to read an Excel file. See
Spreadsheet::ParseExcel or look at the main documentation for some
This module cannot be used to write to an existing Excel file.
To write a string, a formatted string, a number and a formula to
the first worksheet in an Excel workbook called perl.xls:
# Create a new Excel workbook
my $workbook = Spreadsheet::WriteExcel->new("perl.xls");
# Add a worksheet
$worksheet = $workbook->add_worksheet();
# Add and define a format
$format = $workbook->add_format(); # Add a format
# Write a formatted and unformatted string
$col = $row = 0;
$worksheet->write($row, $col, "Hi Excel!", $format);
$worksheet->write(1, $col, "Hi Excel!");
# Write a number and a formula using A1 notation
This module requires Perl 5.005 (or later), Parse::RecDescent and
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