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NAME

       ssconvert - a command line spreadsheet format converter

SYNOPSIS

       ssconvert [OPTIONS] infile outfile

       ssconvert [OPTIONS] --merge-to outfile infile1 infile2 ...

DESCRIPTION

       ssconvert  is  a  command  line  utility  to  convert  spreadsheet  files  between various
       spreadsheet file formats. It is a companion utility to Gnumeric, the powerful  spreadsheet
       program created by the GNOME project.

       ssconvert accepts either file names or URIs as infile outfile. The special URIs fd://0 and
       fd://1 can be used for standard input and standard output respectively.

OPTIONS

       This program follows the usual  GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  single  letter  options
       starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--').

   Main options
       --recalc
              Recalculate all cells before writing the result.

       --list-exporters
              List the available exporters (file formats that can be written).

       -T, --export-type=ID
              Specify  which  exporter  to use; see below for a list. This is only necessary when
              the right format does not follow from the output file name.

       -O, --export-options=optionsstring
              Specify  parameters  for  the  chosen  exporter.   optionsstring  is  a   list   of
              parameter=value pairs, separated by spaces.  The parameter names and values allowed
              are specific to the exporter and are documented below. Multiple parameters  can  be
              specified

       --list-importers
              List the available importers (file formats that can be read).  -I, --import-type=ID
              Specify which importer to use; see below for a list. This is  only  necessary  when
              the right format does not follow from the input file name.

       -E, --import-encoding=STRING
              Specify an encoding for imported content.

       -M, --merge-to=FILENAME
              Merge a collection of workbooks into one.  Sheet size will expand to the largest in
              all the workbooks.  Names in the scope of individual workbooks will end up  in  the
              scope  of  the  merged  workbook.   The  merge  will  be  aborted if there are name
              conflicts.

       -S, --export-file-per-sheet
              Export a file for each sheet if the exporter only supports one  sheet  at  a  time.
              The  output  filename is treated as a template in which sheet number is substituted
              for %n and/or sheet name is substituted for %s.  If there are not substitutions,  a
              default of ".%s" is added.

   Help options
       -v, --version
              Display ssconvert's version.

       -h, --help, --usage
              Display a brief usage message.

       --help-all
              Show all help options.

       --help-libspreadsheet
              Show Gnumeric options.

   Path options
       -L, --lib-dir=STRING
              Set the root library directory.

       -D, --data-dir=STRING
              Adjust the root data directory.

LIST OF IMPORTER/EXPORTER IDS

       The following IDs can be can be used both for import (reading) and export (writing).

       Gnumeric_XmlIO:sax
              Gnumeric's XML file format (*.gnumeric)

       Gnumeric_OpenCalc:openoffice
              OpenDocument ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument⟩ or OpenOffice Calc
              ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org_Calc⟩ (*.sxc, *.ods)  format.   As  an
              exporter, this is ODF/OpenOffice without foreign elements (*.ods).

       Gnumeric_dif:dif
              Data   Interchange   Format  ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Interchange_Format⟩
              (*.dif)

       Gnumeric_paradox:paradox
              Paradox database ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_%28database%29⟩  or  primary
              index file (*.db, *.px)

       Gnumeric_stf:stf_assistant
              Text (configurable)

       Gnumeric_sylk:sylk
              MultiPlan ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplan⟩ Symbolic Link (SYLK) ⟨http://
              en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SYmbolic_LinK_%28SYLK%29⟩ (*.slk)

       Gnumeric_Excel:xlsx
              Microsoft Excel (tm) 2007 ("Office Open XML", OOXML ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/
              wiki/XLSX⟩ ) format

LIST OF IMPORTANT IMPORTER IDS

       Gnumeric_stf:stf_csvtab
              Comma or tab separated values (CSV/TSV) (*.csv)

       Gnumeric_html:html
              HTML (*.html, *.htm)

       Gnumeric_Excel:excel
              Microsoft Excel (tm) (*.xls)

       Gnumeric_Excel:excel_xml
              Microsoft Excel (tm) 2003 SpreadsheetML

LIST OF OTHER IMPORTER IDS

       Gnumeric_QPro:qpro
              Quattro Pro ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quattro_Pro⟩ (*.wb1, *.wb2, *.wb3)

       Gnumeric_applix:applix
              Applix (*.as)

       Gnumeric_lotus:lotus
              Lotus 1-2-3 ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_1-2-3⟩ (*.wk1, *.wks, *.123)

       Gnumeric_mps:mps
              MPS (Mathematical Programming System) format ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
              MPS_%28format%29⟩ Linear programming and  mixed  integer  programming  file  format
              (*.mps)

       Gnumeric_oleo:oleo
              GNU Oleo ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Oleo⟩ (*.oleo)

       Gnumeric_plan_perfect:pln
              PlanPerfect Format (PLN)

       Gnumeric_psiconv:psiconv
              Psion (*.psisheet)

       Gnumeric_sc:sc
              SC/xspread

       Gnumeric_xbase:xbase
              xBase ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBase⟩ (*.dbf) file format

LIST OF IMPORTANT EXPORTER IDS

       Gnumeric_OpenCalc:odf
              ODF/OpenOffice with foreign elements (*.ods)

       Gnumeric_glpk:glpk
              GLPK Linear Program Solver

       Gnumeric_html:html40
              HTML 4.0 (*.html)

       Gnumeric_html:html40frag
              HTML (*.html) fragment

       Gnumeric_html:xhtml
              XHTML (*.html)

       Gnumeric_html:xhtml_range
              XHTML range - for export to clipboard

       Gnumeric_pdf:pdf_assistant
              Portable Document Format (*.PDF)

       Gnumeric_stf:stf_csv
              Comma separated values (CSV)

       Gnumeric_Excel:excel_dsf
              Microsoft Excel (tm) 97/2000/XP & 5.0/95

LIST OF OTHER EXPORTER IDS

       Gnumeric_Excel:excel_biff7
              Microsoft Excel (tm) 5.0/95

       Gnumeric_Excel:excel_biff8
              Microsoft S Excel (tm) 97/2000/XP

       Gnumeric_GnomeGlossary:po
              Gnome Glossary PO file format

       Gnumeric_html:html32
              HTML 3.2 (*.html)

       Gnumeric_html:latex
              LaTeX 2e (*.tex)

       Gnumeric_html:latex_table
              LaTeX 2e (*.tex) table fragment

       Gnumeric_html:roff
              TROFF ⟨http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troff⟩ (*.me) format.

       Gnumeric_lpsolve:lpsolve
              LPSolve ⟨http://sourceforge.net/projects/lpsolve/⟩ Mixed Integer Linear Programming
              (MILP) solver

OPTIONS FOR THE PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (*.pdf) EXPORTER

       sheet  Name of the workbook sheet to operate on.

       paper  Paper size. Valid values include "A4" for ISO A4 and  "na_letter_8.5x11in"  for  US
              Letter.

OPTIONS FOR THE CONFIGURABLE TEXT (*.txt) EXPORTER

       sheet  Name of the workbook sheet to operate on.

       eol    End  Of  Line convention; how lines are terminated.  "unix" for linefeed, "mac" for
              carriage return; "windows" for carriage return plus linefeed.

       charset
              The character encoding of the output. Defaults to UTF-8.

       locale The locale to use for number and date formatting.  Defaults to the  current  locale
              as reported by locale(1).  Consult locale -a output for acceptable values.

       quote  The character or string used for quoting fields. Defaults to "\"" (quotation mark /
              double quote).

       separator
              The string used to separate fields. Defaults to space.

       format How cells should be formatted.  Acceptable  values:  "automatic"  (apply  automatic
              formatting; default), "raw" (output data raw, unformatted), or "preserve" (preserve
              the formatting from the source document).

              This deals with the difference between a cell's contents and the way those contents
              are formatted.

              Consider  a  cell  in a Gnumeric input document that was input as "4/19/73" in a US
              locale, with a format set to "d-mmm-yyyy" and thus formatted as "19-Apr-1973".

              With the default format setting of "automatic" it will be output  as  "1973/04/19".
              With  "preserve",  the  formatting  will  be  preserved  and  it  will be output as
              "19-Apr-1973". With "raw"  it  will  be  output  as  "26773"  (Gnumeric's  internal
              representation: days since an epoch).

       transliterate-mode
              How  to handle unrepresentable characters (characters that cannot be represented in
              the chosen output character set).  Acceptable values: "transliterate", or "escape".

       quoting-mode
              When does data need to be quoted?  "never", "auto" (puts quotes where  needed),  or
              "always". Defaults to "never".

       quoting-on-whitespace
              Controls whether initial or terminal whitespace forces quoting. Defaults to TRUE.

EXAMPLE

       To convert the Gnumeric file foo.gnumeric to a Microsoft Excel(TM) format file foo.xls:

       ssconvert foo.gnumeric foo.xls

       The  export format can be specified explicitly, to override the default (which is based on
       the file extension):

       ssconvert --export-type=Gnumeric_stf:stf_csv foo.xls foo.txt

       To convert an Excel format file statfuns.xls to a text file, specifying the  semicolon  as
       the separator character:

       ssconvert -O 'separator=; format=raw' samples/excel/statfuns.xls statfuns.txt

LICENSE

       ssconvert  is licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL), version 2. For
       information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see the
       GNU project page ⟨http://www.gnu.org⟩.

COPYRIGHT

       The  copyright  on the Gnumeric software and source code is held by the individual authors
       as is documented in the source code.

AUTHOR

       ssconvert's primary author is Jody Goldberg  <jody@gnome.org>;  ssconvert  builds  on  the
       Gnumeric codebase.

       The   initial   version   of   this   manpage   was   written   by   J.H.M.  Dassen  (Ray)
       <jdassen@debian.org>.

SEE ALSO

       gnumeric(1), ssgrep(1), ssindex(1)

       The Gnumeric Homepage ⟨http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/⟩.

       The GNOME project page ⟨http://www.gnome.org/⟩.