[Israel.pm] Generating Excel Documents with Pie Charts?
yuval at windax.com
Wed May 12 05:44:30 PDT 2004
I didn't even consider using COM (it's just that this article reminded
me of the subject).
And neither Crossover Office nor OpenOffice...
I was thinking about Spreadsheet::WriteExcel, but it can't generate graphs.
I'll quote the docs:
"Also, here are some of the most requested features that probably won't
The format is documented but it would require too much work to
implement. It would also require too much work to design a useable
interface to the hundreds of features in an Excel graph. So that's two
too much works. Nevertheless, I do hope to *try* implement graphs.
However, it is a long term goal. It won't be available for at least 6
months, even if you read this in 6 months time."
Anyway, that's the kind of solution I'm hoping for.
It probably doesn't exist, anyway.
Offer Kaye wrote:
>>Can I generate Excel documents with pie charts inside them using Perl on
>>I must admit Excel's pie charts are beautiful...
>I would guess not, since the method outlined in the article relies on COM
>objects. Perhaps using Crossover Office? I doubt it...
>But perhaps there is a similiar way to access the "graph objects" of Open
>Office? If you manage to create graphs this way (and if they look good :)),
>please let us know how you did it :)
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