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Embedding a live RSS Feed into Excel

Posted on 2014-02-14
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EE Pros,

Is there an easy way to embed an RSS News feed into an Excel WS where you can have live streaming populating the cell?  I would envision enlarging the cell and using wrap text but how you would handle overflow and the feed itself is not clear.

Any thoughts or ideas or perhaps a quick example?

Thank you in advance,

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I had never thought much about needing to do this, but someone else had.

http://chandoo.org/wp/2008/07/30/rss-feeds-excel/

Doesn't appear to be a way to directly do it with excel, but this seems like a decent workaround. I can't test since google docs is blocked by my work.
As for enlarging the cell you can use autofit.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

    Dim nextTarget As Range

    Set nextTarget = Range(Selection.Address) 'store the next range the user selects

    Target.Columns.Select 'autofit requires columns to be selected
    Target.Columns.AutoFit

    nextTarget.Select
End Sub

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If you get this working let me know.

Regards,
-Naut
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Naut,

Thanks for the note.  I have no experience with Googledocs but must think if it can be done in setting it up there and then linking/importing it into Excel; it must be able to be done in Excel natively.  I downloaded the sample but again, it doesn't update ( I think you have to have Googledocs running).

Let's see if anyone else knows how to do this in Excel.

Thanks,

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Got it!  Thank you!

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