[ILUG] Table in Linux into .doc format
proinnsias at project-bob.org
Sun Oct 10 18:58:04 IST 2004
On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 05:36:38PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I have to write a boringly long table with 4 items in each line
> (name, date of birth, etc).
> I then have to return the document in MS .doc format
> as far as I can see.
> (There is a model response which is in .doc format.)
> I'd like to write this in Linux if possible.
> What is the simplest way of doing this?
> Could I produce a file in Linux which could be imported by Excel,
> and then output as a .doc file?
I'm kinda suprised no-one has mentioned this before : Are you versed in
If so - the easiest way is to write it up as a html file ... save with a
.doc extension et voila ! - Your windows-using colleagues will be able
to open it in word, and as long as your html is reasonably rendered, it
should show up as a regular word table !
(who long since realised that just because the bus said "Bisto" on the
back - it didn't mean they were serving it onboard !)
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