Boud dropped me a note about this thread; I'm delighted to hear that
else is working on any aspect of the MS Works format.
boud [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
Something else that may be useful - JesseW who edits the wikipedia
for dealing with the works database format - i don't know if this is
in wps_test, since my wps document was just text, no DB stuff:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JesseW/wdb_format - English
http://netwood.net/usr/jessw/msworks.py - translates works db
format to CSV
As i said i haven't tested this. Hope it's useful for someone.
My code handles the MS Works spreadsheet/database formats (they are
but very similar). I'm not sure what versions it works with. It can
text cell contents, and some types of numbers (but not all; the
format is horribly un-obvious); for now, I've been simply outputing the
in CSV format, but if anyone is interested, I'd be totally open to
output or something else.
Someone mentioned they had a working copy of Works; I would be *really
if they could hack up various test spreadsheets (i.e. the numbers from
1 to 20
in various numerical formats, text with various attributes (i.e. bold,
or anything else you can think of) upload them and send me the URL. I'm
desprate for more testing material. If it would be better, I can send
If anyone is interested in this, or has any pointers to other
should contact, please let me know.
Keep up the good work, everyone!
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