CTAN package update: exceltex

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Tue May 9 13:42:29 CEST 2006

A package has been (after some bumbling on my part) updated at tug.ctan.org
and by now has likely made it to your favorite mirror.

Thank you for the upload,
Jim Hefferon
St Michael's College


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: exceltex
Author's name: Hans-Peter Doerr
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/exceltex
Summary description: get data from Excel files into LaTeX
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:

Exceltex is a LaTeX package combined with a helper program written in 
Perl. It provides a easy to use yet powerfull and flexible way to get 
data from Spreadsheets into LaTeX.

In difference to other existing solutions, exceltex does not seek for 
making the creation of tables in LaTeX easier, but to get data from 
Spreadsheets into LaTeX as easy as possible.

The excel fileformat only acts as an interface between the spreadsheet 
application and exceltex beacause it is easily accessible via the 
Spreadsheet::ParseExcel Perl module and because most spreadsheet 
applications are able to read and write excel files.

* changes since last ctan-upload

- changed commandline interface
- support for configuration files
- support for some character encodings, currently latin1 latin9 and utf8
- experimental support for the EURP currency symbol

* homepage



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