Re: [Fwd: "ssconvert --export-file-per-sheet --export-type=Gnumeric_stf:stf_csv", or better (?) "--export-type=Gnumeric_stf:stf_assistant" NEEDED!]

Hello Jody,
thank you for your answer!
I am looking forward eagerly to any improvements in Gnumeric and
ssconvert! Unfortunately I am not a C coder and can not help with the
development :(

Best Regards,
Peter Kostov

On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 10:37 -0500, Jody Goldberg wrote:
Apologies for not responding sooner my keyboard time has been
limited lately.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 10:55:51AM +0200, peter kostov wrote:

I urgently need to find a way to export many MS Exel files grouped in
directories in plain text format.

I use gnumeric version '1.2.13' on Fedora Core 3.

ssconvert --export-file-per-sheet --export-type=Gnumeric_stf:stf_csv
should be O.K. but the option --export-file-per-sheet does not work, or
does not even exist in this version, or I am doing something wrong?
That argument was added in 1.4.x, but looking at the code it is not
implemented.  I'll whip up a quick patch to add it for 1.4.4.
The separator used in the text files must be something different from
the default "," (coma), because there are comas in the values of the
cells, and I don`t want to lose the structure of the document.
Unsupported right now.  We need to add a way to have cmd-line flags
for the exporters.  It's on the list but no-one has taken up the

What about "--export-type=Gnumeric_stf:stf_assistant"? It produces empty
files, I don`t know why. Are there any export flags available, e.g.
using different separator, line termination or encoding? (I know the man
page says "no export flags" for this version of ssconvert.)
That is totally untested, and even if it did work I doubt it would
help you for a mass conversion.  Having that dialog appear dozens of
times seems counter productive.  Your best bet would be to just edit
stf_write_csv in src/stf.c and recompile.

Is there a newer and better version of ssconvert?
There is a new version in 1.4.x that contains all the improvements
associated with 1.4 vs 1.2

Can I get it without upgrading Gnumeric?
Unfortuantely not.  ssconvert is a thin wrapper around the core of

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