[greenstone-users] Using the Excel Plugin

From Katherine Don
DateTue Dec 14 14:39:04 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Using the Excel Plugin
In-Reply-To (AANLkTimOdaeLn-99OsCamuH6UZfUQCaGoKr1TqhfjePc-mail-gmail-com)
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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