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Hello Ian,

Thanks for the fast response. Indeed, to change one part it would be easier
to double-click it and edit it. I'm just experimenting with the software at
the moment, and the update from spreadsheet facility could make my life much
easier when I need to make lots of changes, so I figured that I'd try it
out, to see how it worked. I'll investigate the use of processes now (only
bought the package on Monday!)

Thanks again.

Steve.

-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of
Ian Wilson
Sent: 05 October 2001 00:20
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Using Client Spreadsheets to update schematics



On 11:30 PM 4/10/2001 +0100, Stephen Casey said:
>Hello,
>
>How can edits made in a spreadsheet be updated to a schematic/PCB? If I
>modify fields in the generated BOM xls file (I just wanted to change the
>'comment' for a part from 'PIC16F872' to 'PIC16F873'), and then select
>'Update' from the 'File' menu, I get a message saying:
>
>'No other document is associated with this spreadsheet. Do not close and
>reopen a spreadsheet before performing an Update.'
>
>But I didn't close and open it - I generated it, opened it, edited it, then
>tried to 'Update', without success.
>
>Thanks for your time.
>
>Steve.

Steve,

To update from a spreadsheet you need to use the Sch:ExportToSpread or
PCB:ExportToSpread processes - not the BOM generation tools.

The ExportToSpread functions export a hidden handle that allows the Spread
Update process to identify which part/entity/track/whatever has changed
(even if designators have changed in the case of parts).  The update *only*
works if the spread sheet was created by the ExportToSpread processes.

But, to change one comment - surely just double-clicking the part and
making the change is easier.

All the best,
Ian Wilson

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