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Roo provides an interface to Open Office, Excel, and Google Spreadsheets.

tag: v1.3.5
README.markdown

README for Roo

This is now the official roo repository and I'll be making a release on RubyForge in the next few weeks.

Installation

# Run the following if you haven't done so before:
gem sources -a http://gems.github.com/

# Install the gem:
sudo gem install hmcgowan-roo

Usage:

require 'rubygems'
require 'roo'

s = Openoffice.new("myspreadsheet.ods")      # creates an Openoffice Spreadsheet instance
s = Excel.new("myspreadsheet.xls")           # creates an Excel Spreadsheet instance
s = Google.new("myspreadsheetkey_at_google") # creates an Google Spreadsheet instance
s = Excelx.new("myspreadsheet.xlsx")         # creates an Excel Spreadsheet instance for Excel .xlsx files

s.default_sheet = s.sheets.first  # first sheet in the spreadsheet file will be used

# s.sheet is an array which holds the names of the sheets within
# a spreadsheet.
# you can also write
# s.default_sheet = s.sheets[3] or
# s.default_sheet = 'Sheet 3'

s.cell(1,1)                                 # returns the content of the first row/first cell in the sheet
s.cell('A',1)                               # same cell
s.cell(1,'A')                               # same cell
s.cell(1,'A',s.sheets[0])                   # same cell

# almost all methods have an optional argument 'sheet'.
# If this parameter is ommitted, the default_sheet will be used.

s.info                                      # prints infos about the spreadsheet file

s.first_row                                 # the number of the first row
s.last_row                                  # the number of the last row
s.first_column                              # the number of the first column
s.last_column                               # the number of the last column

see http://roo.rubyforge.org for a more complete tutorial

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