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How do I delete columns from an Excel document on a UNIX platform.

We're using the PERL module Spreadsheet::WriteExcel to create spreadsheets on our UNIX system.  We have a workbook we generate that has many sheets.  We would like to publish two version of it.  The second version having many of the columns removed.  Is there a way to remove columns from an Excel workbook using PERL or another tool?  We don't want empty columns left in the 2nd version.

Thank you
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steelspy
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wwnosalCommented:
Look in here, quite nice examples of parsing and writing excel files on unix.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-pexcel/
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Adam314Commented:
Do the columns have to be deleted from the existing file?  Or could you create two files where you are now creating one.

Using the write_* commands, you could just not write the columns of the second file you don't want there.
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steelspyAuthor Commented:
There does not appear to be a vehicle to delete columns using these tools.  The Perl module spreadsheet::writeexcel  mandates that you specify column numbers.  Thus we require extensive effort to publish two version of the same spreadsheet.

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