>> I was hoping to find a way to work around winole's
> > limitation of not allowing a server name to be specified (as in VB
> > CreateObject) - does anyone know how?
>
> I'm glad if you try the latest version of Win32OLE 0.4.7.
>
> I only checked the following code works in my Windows 2000 box.
>
>   require 'win32ole'
>   excel = WIN32OLE.new('Excel.Application', 'localhost')
>   excel.visible = true
>
>   Regards,
>   Masaki Suketa
>
Excellent!! Thanks for the info.