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Excel UDF with WPS Spreadsheets (Formerly Kingsoft)?

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I've been trying to automate a tedious task, and immediately ran into an issue. I need to access a spreadsheet, but not all of the computers I have access to have Excel - they're using a different office suite called WPS Office, previously called Kingsoft Office. All of the excel files and formulas work in WPS, but I can't get any of the excel commands in autoit to work... I'm assuming because they're all based on the actual program. 

Has anyone run into any situations like this? I did a search for kingsoft and WPS, neither pointed me into any information I can use.

Clarification - I can't even run the _Excel_Open function, it errors out right at the beginning.

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You need Excel installed to use the Excel UDF.


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That's what I figured / was afraid of. Would it be possible to modify the UDF that is already included to work with an excel substitute, and/or the excel viewer? 

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There are functions posted in the example scripts section that deal with opening an Excel spreadsheet without having Excel installed. I've never heard of WPS before so I can't say if there's a way to use it in the same way that Excel gives you.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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That works enough for me to try digging through. Thanks a lot, sir or madam.

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Ive  never heard of WPS before so I can't say if there's a way to use it in the same way that Excel gives you.

Its about the best free alternative to office, latest version can also handle docx files

http://www.wps.com/

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