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SYLK File format definition

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I am trying to track down an electronic copy of the SYLK file format.

Any other spreadsheet file format is acceptable but must be able to support formulas, formating and so on. (i.e. I don't need education of CSV, Tab Delimited etc formats).

I have tried Web searches for "SYLK and file and format", "file and format" and "Multiplan". I have also tried posting to some Windows news groups. All without success.
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by:topaz56
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check out: http://www.microsoft.com/kb

Good Luck

Some articles...

1. Support for SYLK Format in Works for Windows Spreadsheet
2. Excel: SYLK File Format Additional P Record Fields
3. Excel: How to Convert Lotus 1-2-3 Macros to Macintosh Excel
4. Excel 2.2: File Conversions To/From Other Applications
5. Handling Corrupted MS Excel Files by Saving in the SYLK Format

etc....

Best, Tom                            
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by:glenn_mccall
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Sorry, I had already checked out the Microsoft Knowledge base with the keywords in my question.
Most of the stuff on the Microsoft knowledge base is problems and support information relating to MS products that support the SYLK format (eg Excel). I am after the definition or specification of the format itself.

The type of information I am after resembles that contained in the article titled
 Excel: SYLK File Format Additional P Record Fields
This article describes some new capabilities of just one of the field types in the SYLK Format. I am greedy, I need/want them all.

Thanks for your reply
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jimlam earned 100 total points
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Hi,

I can't give you the format of SYLK, as you say you can accept any spreadsheet format, so what about WKS?

The specification can be found in the following 4 files:

http://www.wotsit.demon.co.uk/formats/wks/wsff1.txt
http://www.wotsit.demon.co.uk/formats/wks/wsff2.txt
http://www.wotsit.demon.co.uk/formats/wks/wsff3.txt
http://www.wotsit.demon.co.uk/formats/wks/wsff4.txt

The web page http://www.wotsit.demon.co.uk contains a whole lot of other file formats as well.

Good luck,
Jim
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by:glenn_mccall
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The pointer to the file formats site alone is worth an A grading. Shame it doesn't have the SYLK format though.

Thanks for your answer
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