> Uwe Brauer 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.