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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Pet Peeve
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 02:53:44 -0400
I've never actually tried this, but...
My project's web page is a plain vanilla HTML page. If I go there using
Microsoft Internet Explorer as my browser and right click on the table, one of
the menu choices is "Export to Microsoft Excel."
But this is a time-consuming workaround for tables that are causing viewers
difficulty. We should be making our tables readable, not forcing viewers to
jump through hoops to use/view the data.
IMO, this subject isn't off-topic for the list because how well we present our
data is relevant to facilitating our research.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Nordtvedt [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 1:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Pet Peeve
> Three people now have replied and said "if you use excel
> ....." But I don't
> use "anything" as far as I know. I just go to a project
> results page and try to look up things in it.
> The unstated message seems to be that after I go to some
> project's website
> and then their results page, I can simply convert what I see
> into an excel
> file. If so, I'm not sure I want to do that 10 times a day,
> unless it is a trivial operation.
> But this is getting to be PC technical stuff and should
> continue off-list I fear.