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Run excel document

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:20 pm
by AMD Online
Hi, I am having difficulty trying to use an action to run an xls document. I have read other forum threads and the user guide but still cannot do what I want to do.

Basically I would like to open an xls file on the click of a button or more ideally within a page itself. NB The file contains information and is not a blank template I want to open.

The file is also in the embedded list but I am not sure what to do from there.

It is probably a simple action script to run but to newbie like me I cannot work this out.

Many thanks in advance for any assistance

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:54 pm
by Pilou
AMD Online

Voici Xls pour lire et écrire dans un fichier excel pourrait faire votre affaire ?
Here Xls to read and write in a excel file could make your case?


PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:24 am
by Neosoft Support
If you have Excel or Microsoft's free Excel viewer installed, you can open an xls file using NeoBook's Run action. For example:

Run "[PubDir]Test.xls" "" "Normal" "" ""

If you need to view the spreadsheet inside your publication, then you could open it with the following plug-ins:

NeoBookDBPro (as a database):


PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:32 am
by andybrock
Albertos tmspreadsheet is a great plugin, I've used it in a few publications. Its not fully Excel compatible, in as much as it doesn't do advanced excel things but its handled the things I've thrown at it.

If you want to go that way I'd consider checking it today as Alberto is doing an any plugin for a bargain price deal:


PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:13 pm
by AMD Online
Thanks for your guidance.

I will give them a go and see how I get on