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    How can you attach a small Excel spreadsheet

    How can you attach a small Excel spreadsheet to a post? I should probably know how to do this but I do not. :smile:
    Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy[COLOR=red][/COLOR]

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    I don't know that you can. I started typing this reply just so I could find out. I hit the "manage attachments" button below the message box. It gave me a list of file types that can be attached. Word documents are on the list, but Excel spreadsheets are not.
    Charles E. Beck, P.E., Seattle
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      #3
      Originally posted by charlie View Post
      How can you attach a small Excel spreadsheet to a post? I should probably know how to do this but I do not. :smile:
      Try saving the spreadsheet file as a .jpg file and then upload it as a thumbnail.

      Regards,
      Bernard

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        #4
        Probably not exactly what you wanted, but you can upload to a filehost, then post link.

        http://rapidshare.com/files/20718769...lator.xls.html
        Humility is that ever elusive state. Once you think you've finally got it, you just lost it.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Bernard1599 View Post
          Try saving the spreadsheet file as a .jpg file and then upload it as a thumbnail.

          Regards,
          Bernard
          I am going in another direction. The spreadsheet is active and a JPG is just an image. I appreciate the thought.
          Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy[COLOR=red][/COLOR]

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            #6
            Originally posted by cycotcskir View Post
            Probably not exactly what you wanted, but you can upload to a filehost, then post link.

            http://rapidshare.com/files/20718769...lator.xls.html
            Good idea but it will be deleted after 90 days so it can't be archived. Thanks
            Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy[COLOR=red][/COLOR]

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              #7
              Originally posted by charlie View Post
              Good idea but it will be deleted after 90 days so it can't be archived. Thanks

              Maybe the forum could dedicate some space on it's server (or mikeholt.com) for the Mod's to cache files. You could control it and keep it from getting crazy stuff in there. All you would need to do is link to it and you can keep it on there as long as you wish.

              If users wish to add something of the sort, they would just need to contact a Mod.
              Humility is that ever elusive state. Once you think you've finally got it, you just lost it.

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                #8
                Originally posted by charlie b View Post
                I don't know that you can. I started typing this reply just so I could find out. I hit the "manage attachments" button below the message box. It gave me a list of file types that can be attached. Word documents are on the list, but Excel spreadsheets are not.
                I regularly send executables to two companies whose filters block exe; we've found that renaming to an allowed type has worked. The receiver saves it then renames it back tot he correct file type.

                This really does not "cheat" the reason for it being forbidden ... to prevent ignorant users from installing virus or other malware. If the forum would frown on it, I do not suggest being sneaky, but I have sent .xex files many times where .exe and .zip were forbidden ... the rename is obvious.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by GeorgeB View Post
                  I regularly send executables to two companies whose filters block exe; we've found that renaming to an allowed type has worked. The receiver saves it then renames it back tot he correct file type. . .
                  Thanks, I will give it a try. :smile:
                  Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy[COLOR=red][/COLOR]

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                    #10
                    Test

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                      #11
                      You can insert an excel spreadsheet into a doc file.

                      Open word, and pick insert table, then excel spreadsheet.

                      Then you can upload using the manage attachments, and insert a link.

                      I'm not sure if this is any help. It keeps the excel spreadsheet editable, but I'm not sure how you would save any changes anyone else made. (I'm assuming you want to share a spreadsheet that everyone can modify.)

                      Steve

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by steve66 View Post
                        You can insert an excel spreadsheet into a doc file. . .
                        Steve, I just checked your method and it works great. The formulas came over and remained active after a double click on the table. However, I have posted a method that did work as well. Since there are now two methods that work, I am closing this thread. Thanks to everyone that replied. :smile:
                        Last edited by charlie; 03-09-09, 02:32 PM. Reason: Updated the post after verifying the method posted by Steve.
                        Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy[COLOR=red][/COLOR]

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                          #13
                          I am adding this thread to the FAQs, nice tip.
                          Last edited by George Stolz; 03-09-09, 09:53 PM.

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