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NAME
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel - Write formatted text and numbers to a
cross-platform Excel binary file.
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REQUIREMENTS
This module requires Perl 5.005 (or later)
Parse::RecDescent
http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=Parse-RecDescent
File::Temp
http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=File-Temp
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INSTALLATION
Method 1, standard install with make
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Download the zipped tar file from one of the following:
http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=Spreadsheet-WriteExcel
http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_perl/cpan-search?idinfo=154
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/CPAN/authors/id/J/JM/JMCNAMARA/
Unzip the module as follows or use winzip:
tar -zxvf Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.xx.tar.gz
The module can be installed using the standard Perl procedure:
perl Makefile.PL
make
make test
make install # You may need to be root
make clean # or make realclean
Windows users without a working "make" can get nmake from:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/nmake15.exe
Method 2, CPAN.pm install
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If you have CPAN.pm configured you can install the module as
follows:
perl -MCPAN -e "install 'Spreadsheet::WriteExcel'"
Method 3, ActivePerl ppm
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ActivePerl users can use PPM as follows:
C:\> ppm
PPM> set repository tmp http://homepage.eircom.net/~jmcnamara/perl
PPM> install Spreadsheet-WriteExcel
PPM> quit
C:\>
If this fails try the following:
PPM>install http://homepage.eircom.net/~jmcnamara/perl/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd
If both of these fail you should ensure that ppm is working
correctly. Try to install the File::Slurp module as a test:
C:\> ppm
PPM> install File-Test
PPM> quit
C:\>
A failure here will indicate that your ppm isn't configured
correctly or, more likely, that you are behind a firewall. Have a
look at the "Using PPM" documentation that comes with
ActivePerl to see how to resolve these issues.
Method 4, ActivePerl local ppm
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If the previous ppm methods fail you can try a local ppm install
as follows. Download the following two files (xx is the most
recent version number):
http://homepage.eircom.net/~jmcnamara/perl/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd
http://homepage.eircom.net/~jmcnamara/perl/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-0.xx-PPM.tar.gz
Copy them to a temp directory. There is no need to un-tar or unzip
the PPM file.
In the DOS shell change to the temp directory and run ppm:
C:\> cd c:\temp
C:\Temp> ppm
PPM> install Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd
Install package 'Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd?' (y/N): y
Retrieving package 'Spreadsheet-WriteExcel.ppd'...
Writing C:\perl\site\lib\auto\Spreadsheet\WriteExcel\.packlist
PPM> quit
Quit!
The module should now be installed. Note, you will also have to
install Parse::RecDescent and possibly File::Temp if it isn't
already installed .
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UPDATES
You can keep up to date with future release by registering as a
user with Freshmeat http://freshmeat.net/ and subscribing to
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel at the project page:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/writeexcel/
You will then receive mailed updates when a new version is
released.
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AUTHOR
John McNamara (jmcnamara@cpan.org)