At 11:12 AM 1/29/2002 +0100, Georg Beckmann wrote: >If copy & paste doesn't work, save the spreadsheet, then export it to >external file & load it into excel. >---------------------------------------- >This I tried an was able to export the file and change it in excel. But how >can I >update my sheets with this file after reimport. >Protel does not update the schematics, if I open the reimported file and >push update. ?
The spreadsheet is ... usable. But it demands that things be done just a certain way, and that way is not always obvious. When a spreadsheet from the database is created by schematic, it is by default locked. I'd say that 99% of the time we'd rather have it not locked. Or at least it would be nice to have a single button "unlock all." I'm sure that if I had the time, I could learn to do nearly everything directly in the spreadsheet editor, though I still have that feeling that it is going to crash any minute. maybe that is just a conditioned response, I can't remember the last time it actually crashed. So I do my work in Excel. (Exceptions are common, but seem mostly to be trapped errors, for example, attempts to paste into a locked cell creates an exception; it may then be ignored, it seems.) Here is an exact description of what I do. It may be more cumbersome than necessary, perhaps someone could find ways to simplify it. I'm using Excel 97. 1. Schematic: Create spreadsheet (Edit/Export to Spread/use Wizard) Note that if selections exist, one can export only selected primitives, this can be very useful. 2. LEAVE THE SCHEMATIC OPEN, ALSO THE SPREADSHEET FILE. 3. Spread: Edit/Select All, Edit/Copy 4. Open Excel. Rt.Click/Paste into Cell A1. 5. [optional if you are going to sort the data:] Select Column A. Insert Column. Insert the row number into each cell in the new column A. I place "=row(A1)" into A1, select and Edit/Fill/Down to fill the formula down to the end of the data, and then Edit/Copy and Edit/Paste Special to paste Values. The point is to be able to recover the original data sequence after editing. You may now sort rows and edit fields, but don't delete rows or delete or interchange columns .... When you are done, resort on column A to restore original row order. 6. Delete column A with the row numbers (if you created it). 7. Select all data (left-click on cell 0,0). Edit/Copy. 8. Spread: Options/Preferences/Uncheck Protection. 9. Left-click on cell A1. Edit/Paste. 10. File/Update. This should take the edited data into the schematic. The spreadsheet editor is either buggy or poorly documented or, most likely, both. But the process described works for me. [EMAIL PROTECTED] Abdulrahman Lomax Easthampton, Massachusetts USA * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *