Daniel Summars wrote:
> Must MS-Excel be installed on the machine to ONLY read an MS-Excel
> worksheet file (e.g. TEST.XLS) with Ruby (using Ruby's win32ole
> library)?

Yes. Win32OLE works with the host app, in this case Excel. You probably 
want a COM library that can read/write excel spreadsheets directly. I 
think there are free ones out there but it depends on what features and 
excel version support you need.
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