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From: Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: export org table to other formats (gnumeric or scalc or xlsx)
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 16:51:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87lf6k4xvm.fsf@mat.ucm.es> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87fswtn1ei.fsf@gmail.com>

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> Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es> writes:


> The big problem here is that there is no single format understood by all
> these different programs which you can use. While CSV works OK for data,
> it does not support formulas and other meta data. In particular,
> translating formulas is a real challenge.

> I went down this rabbit hole some years back i.e. having a workflow
> which allowed me to interact with others who used Excel and allowing me
> to use org mode.

> It took hours and hours of additional work and never worked reliably
> because

> - I never found a way of 'exporting' to a format which could be imported
>   by Excel and included formulas

> - None of the Excel export formats support full export of Excel -
>   especially at the meta data level i.e. Visual Basic macros and other
>   'objects'. Workbooks were a real pain.

So if I understand you correctly you exported/imported formulas
*manually*.

One of the problems I face is the fact that org-table formulas are
column based and show as such, while excel and friends only reveal the
formula for a cell and so one is forced to take care of this difference,
manually.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-07-05 14:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-04 12:40 Uwe Brauer
2021-07-04 22:00 ` Tim Cross
2021-07-04 23:22   ` [External] : " Daniel Ortmann
2021-07-05 14:48     ` Uwe Brauer
2021-07-05 14:56       ` Eric S Fraga
2021-07-06  4:01         ` Greg Minshall
2021-07-07  7:01         ` [R example for org-table with ifs] (was: [External] : Re: export org table to other formats (gnumeric or scalc or xlsx)) Uwe Brauer
2021-07-07 11:59           ` [R example for org-table with ifs] Eric S Fraga
2021-07-08  5:13           ` [R example for org-table with ifs] (was: [External] : Re: export org table to other formats (gnumeric or scalc or xlsx)) Greg Minshall
2021-07-08  6:26             ` [R example for org-table with ifs] Uwe Brauer
2021-07-08  7:33               ` Greg Minshall
2021-07-05  6:28   ` export org table to other formats (gnumeric or scalc or xlsx) Uwe Brauer
2021-07-05 14:51   ` Uwe Brauer [this message]
2021-07-05 22:29     ` Tim Cross

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