== What is it?
Spreadsheet::Excel is a port of John McNamara's Perl module
"Spreadsheet::WriteExcel". It allows you to generate Microsoft Excel compatible
spreadsheets (in Excel 95 format) on *any* platform. These spreadsheets are
viewable with most other popular spreadsheet programs, including Gnumeric.
Spreadsheet::Excel was originally written by Daniel J. Berger and is now
maintained by Hannes Wyss.

== How to get it?
gem install spreadsheet-excel
(you may have to wait a couple of hours for the mirror-fairy to come around
to your neighbourhood..)

== Changes: 0.3.5 - 18-Aug-2006
* Instead of making OLEWriter inherit from IO, Spreadsheet::Excel now just
  delegates the IO method calls to an IO object reference in an instance
  variable. That way the developer can specify an IO or IO-like object to which
  OLEWriter will write. This allows developers to use StringIO objects (or any
  IO-like object).
  Thanks go to Daniel Amelang for the feature request, the patch, and most of
  this description.
* Implemented a Feature Request by Randal Santia: it is now possible to specify
  alignment and border as additional values in the configuration-hash passed to
  Format.new as if alignment= or border= were called.

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Hannes Wyss