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Generating Excel files for adresses and import to Word

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Hey guys,

Im trying to create a excel file from PHP and import this to Word.
How can this be done??

I've tried 2 different methods so far.
1. genarating and XML file and saving it as Excel
2. generating a full workbook, also with the help off XML

A piece of the code

[code]<Workbook xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet"
<ExcelWorkbook xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel">
  <Style ss:ID="Default" ss:Name="Normal">
  <Alignment ss:Vertical="Bottom"/>
<Worksheet ss:Name="Blad1">
  <Table ss:ExpandedColumnCount="10" ss:ExpandedRowCount="<?=count($_POST['id'])?>" x:FullColumns="1"
  <Column ss:Index="9" ss:Width="52.5"/>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">voorletters</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">tussenvoegsel</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">achternaam</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">adres</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">huisnr</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">toevoeging</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">postcode</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">woonplaats</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">telefoon</Data></Cell>
    <Cell><Data ss:Type="String">e-mail</Data></Cell>

But Word doenst see it as a legal document.

Can someone help me with this, need to have this done by tonight 00.00 :|

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you might find it way easier to export it as a comma separated value (.csv) file.
there is a great tutorial on how to do this on this site.

It's the easiest format to open into excel with.

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yes,  i know, thats not a problem. Already have the scripts for that ;) But i need to import it to Word.

Otherwise i'll have 2 steps, instead of one.

THnx for the reply btw

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I copied your sample and saved it as the file "test.xml". Both Excel 2003 & Word 2003 opened the file with no problems.

How are you saving the file?


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Get your freak on! Saved the file everytime as .xsl file :|

Thnx bro, were gonna try that one!

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