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ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
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Jan 25, 2007

I wonder if you kindly recommend a reliable software/tool that can convert Microsoft Excel files to Word files (.xls to .doc converter software/tool).

Thank you

Ahmed Wadan
English-Arabic Financial Translator


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Dragomir Kovacevic  Identity Verified
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xls to .doc converter Jan 25, 2007

you can simply select all the fields in the xls file, and paste them into the Word or other Text Editor, as a chart, under Paste-Special: as RTF, or as HTML. Even just with "Paste" you'll obtain theeffect of RTF. Later on, selecting the horizontal page position is often necessary, to widen the vision of all the chart.

then you can opt to hide division lines in the chart.
you can even convert chart into the text, under the menu: chart-convert-table into text. (my ms word is in italian, so the menu names can differ in english)

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ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
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Format changes Jan 25, 2007

Thank you Dragomir Kovacevic,

However, this solution is not suitable as format changes and it takes a lot of time editing it more than creating it from scratch. I wish I get something exactly the same like source.

Thank you


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Just open the file(s) in Word Jan 25, 2007

Word has an in-built converter. Just open the XLS file via Word's File|Open menu.

HTH,
Benjamin


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Ehab Tantawy  Identity Verified
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Suggestion Jan 25, 2007

Ahmad Wadan wrote:

I wonder if you kindly recommend a reliable software/tool that can convert Microsoft Excel files to Word files (.xls to .doc converter software/tool).

Thank you

Ahmed Wadan
English-Arabic Financial Translator



Dear Brother Ahmed

Asslamu Alikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh

Could you check these links plz.

http://www.vicman.net/lib/html-file.htm

http://www.softinterface.com/Convert-XLS/Convert-XLS.htm

http://rustemsoft.com/XLSConverter.htm (the other direction)

I think those can convert into text. You can try may they help.

HTH

Best of luck.

Regards,
Ehab


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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use save as Jan 25, 2007

from the excel, you can use save as unicode text.

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Tables Jan 25, 2007

Mulyadi Subali wrote:

from the excel, you can use save as unicode text.


Thank you Mulyadi. I deal with sheets with multi tables (financial annual reports) so I loose format.

Thank you


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Dragomir Kovacevic  Identity Verified
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xls to .doc converter Jan 26, 2007

in case "multi-tables" in your explanation mean embedded smaller xls fields into a larger sheet, then I can't suggest you a solution, besides trying to use a CAT tool that can elaborate spreadsheets, without dependance of the MS Office. I.e. an opensource CAT like OmegaT, that elaborates Opendocument type of spreadsheet, so you should convert xls to its open format (ods calc). You should install Openoffice, in order to do it, and Sun Java plugins for your OS.

another safe method is to convert xls into HTML direcly in Ms Excell if you have it. In the html file you'll see all your sheets, one after another.

third, I don't agree with your comment about being afraid of losing formating in case of copy-pasting of XLS into Ms Word. (in case there aren't any of embedded multi fields, just plain sheets). xls sheets are always full of space-dots between words, for example. those spaces are easily cancelled in a word table, but not so easily in a xls. also, in a table you can create paragraphs out of the text, and in xls the concept of a paragraph, doesn't exist.

Ahmad Wadan wrote:

Thank you Dragomir Kovacevic,

However, this solution is not suitable as format changes and it takes a lot of time editing it more than creating it from scratch. I wish I get something exactly the same like source.

Thank you


[Edited at 2007-01-26 17:39]


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Buck
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.xls files Feb 18, 2007

I have struggled with this problem many times. I sincerely detest xls. LOL

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Well, Feb 18, 2007

Buck wrote:

I have struggled with this problem many times. I sincerely detest xls. LOL

Well,
Lets share solution once it comes to birth.

Regards

[Edited at 2007-02-18 17:58]


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