[greenstone-users] Using the Excel Plugin

From Heather Leaf
DateTue Dec 14 14:58:21 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Using the Excel Plugin
In-Reply-To (4D06CAB4-8070600-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Katherine,

Thanks a lot for your response - I was beginning to lose hope.
Originally I tried using Excel Plugin but it gave me an error message
somewhere along the line of "Excel Converter for 95-97 failed for File
A". So Greenstone did not even recognise or upload the spreadsheets to
the digital library.

At the the moment I have included extensions.xls and .xlsx in the
Unknown Plugin under process exp string so it goes like this:
(?i)(.mp4|.avi|.mov|.mpeg|.xls|.xlsx)$
I don't think this is the best way to resolve the issue, and you still
can't search the content within the spreadsheets. Any advice on this?

Thanks,

Heather

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Katherine Don <kjdon@cs.waikato.ac.nz> wrote:
> Hi Heather
>
> Excel Plugin should extract the content if it has managed to process the
> document, and then it will be searchable. What was the output from
> collection building? Were there any errors? Have you got UnknownPlugin and
> ExcelPlugin both in your collection to process Excel document? Which plugin
> is actually processing them?
> Are you using GLI? You can switch to expert mode (File->Preferences->Mode)
> and rebuild to see more output from the collection build.
>
> ExcelPlugin only handles versions 95 and 97. If the files are newer than
> that, then they won't be processed.
>
> Regards,
> Katherine
>
> Heather Leaf wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm relatively new to Greenstone so please excuse me if I'm asking
>> very basic questions. I'm working on a project consisting of various
>> kinds of sources, including Excel spreadsheets. I'm having trouble
>> getting Greenstone to convert Excel spreadsheets so the data can be
>> searched within the digital library. I have tried using Unknown Plugin
>> and the Exel Plugin but they did not convert the files into searchable
>> text. Is there a way to configure the Excel Plugin so the spreadsheets
>> are searchable?
>>
>> Any help on this will be muchly appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Heather
>>
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