[sf-lug] loading a .xls file in OO

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sun Sep 2 19:50:53 PDT 2007

i've seen people use Excel as their word processor.
it's probably the default use to use that arithmetic
modeling tool as a flat file manager. One of the most
outstanding uses was Excel as a drawing tool: the
sys eng group made a picture of their new data
center: machines took up one or more cells, columns
were mapped as racks, colors, labels, I don't know if
they rendered USB connectors, but it was something
to see.

On Sep 2, 2007, at 1:43 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
>> a member also at the meeting may be willing to help
>> rewrite the app using a database: he claims it can be
>> simple to do: head nodding all around at this
>> suggestion as it's the "right thing to do".
> +1
> As someone who, once upon a time, worked with both spreadsheets and
> databases a great deal, professionally, I cringe at some of the uses to
> which the former get put.
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