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Excel Spreadsheet Import Filter 3.0 (May 1998) -- English

This archive contains an updated version of the Spreadsheet Import Filter 2.0 which was previously available between December 19, 1997 and May 19, 1998. Adobe recommends that you download and install this updated version, which provides additional features or resolves problems as described below.

The spreadsheet import filter lets you import spreadsheet files from Microsoft Excel for Windows and Mac OS into Adobe PageMaker 6.5 or later (Mac OS) publications. The filter can import spreadsheets from the following sources:

-- Excel 4.0 for Windows
-- Excel 4.0 for Mac OS
-- Excel 5.0 for Windows
-- Excel 5.0 for Mac OS
-- Excel 95 for Windows
-- Excel 97 for Windows
-- Excel 98 for Mac OS

The following feature is new since version 3.0 of the Spreadsheet Import Filter was released on May 19, 1997:
-- Version 2.01 did not include support for spreadsheets created by Excel 98 for Mac OS. Version 3.0 includes this support.

The following problem has been resolved since version 2.01 of the Spreadsheet Import Filter was released on January 13, 1998:
-- In version 2.0, an error occurred when placing a spreadsheet that had a cell whose contents contained only the value of zero. In version 2.01, this error does not occur if the cell is formatted as "General."

The following feature is new since version 2.0 of the Spreadsheet Import Filter was released on December 19, 1997:
-- Version 1.6 (included with PageMaker 6.5) did not include support for Excel 97. Version 2.0 includes this support.

File Information

Product PageMaker
Version 6.5
Platform Macintosh
File Name spread.sea
File Size 407KB
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System requirements

Adobe PageMaker 6.5 or later for MacOS (English language versions of PageMaker only)

Installation Instructions

1. Quit PageMaker.
2. Delete the PM65FILT.CNF file from the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC folder.
3. Delete the Spreadsheet Filter Prefs file from the System:Preferences folder.
4. If you have version 1.6 of the filter installed on your computer, delete either the Excel 4.0-7.0 Import.flt file (for Apple Macintosh computers with a 68030 processor or later model) or Excel 4.0-7.0 Import PPC.flt file (for Power Macintosh computers) from the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC:Filters folder.
5. Copy the Spreadsheet Import 68K.flt file (for 68030 or later processors) or Spreadsheet Import PPC.flt file (for Power Macintosh computers) into the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC:Filters folder. If you have version 2.01 of the filter installed on your computer, click OK when prompted to replace the existing file. (Versions 2.01 and 3.0 have the same name.)
6. Restart PageMaker.

Additional notes

For details on using the Excel Spreadsheet Import Filter 3.0, see the Read Me document included in the archive.

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