Re: SYLK file format ?

Thanks that very useful !

If I put " in a column it seems to save and read back OK but says it may not
be compatible on save ?

"JE McGimpsey" <jemcgimpsey@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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In article <euDsB$MFIHA.4712@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Andrew Kennard" <b@xxxxx> wrote:

Hi all

I've saved a simple Excel spreadshet in SYLK and opened it in notepad. It
looks quite an 'easy' format

However I can't seem to find the 'specification' document for this file
format anywhere on the web ?

I would like to be able to generate these files from our application so
Excel can open them directly.

Yes I could use XML but want the file to be compatible with Excel 97 up
it be able to open it without addin's/conversion etc

Alternativly is the 'native' xls format published ? ... I suspect it is
quite large !