[techtalk] viewer for doc/excel

K. Ziel zoop at scc.net
Wed Mar 1 23:20:12 EST 2000

this sounds more like what i'm looking for!!  i haven't had a chance to check
it out yet..but i very much appreciate the URL point.  


> abs is a smaller util than staroffice ( SO is a memory hog ) it can open
> excel docs and has a macro language thats compatible with vba. i dont
> use it tho it seems to be the lightest out there ( KSpread being still
> in dev and Gnumeric having given me odd little things occationally) i
> dont use it because i have no need for a spread sheet - if i'm not
> mistaken i think you can tell netscape to associate the mime type for
> excel docs to abs
> url for abs -- http://www.ping.be/bertin/abs.shtml or your local
> freshmeat or linuxberg mirror 
> i havnt checked freshmeat to see what its got on linuxberg 
> there is an msword to html converter as well called mswordview its cli
> based so it might be possible to open the mime type with a perl script
> or some such and then open the .html file created
> (ps i havnt done any of this so if someone knows more about NS and mime
> types feel free to correct me - i'm just playing with ideas here ) 
> Sean

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