When beginning to use ANKHOR FlowSheet, you may have the desire to use tables of data that you created with one of the "traditional" spreadsheet applications like Excel as a starting point. This short article shows you how to achieve this task, and gives an outlook on the planned features in this area for the upcoming releases of ANKHOR FlowSheet.
In its current state, ANKHOR FlowSheet does not support the direct loading of Excel sheets (this is planned for one of the next releases). However, two methods exist by which you can still import data from that application:
- Exporting the Excel sheet as a CSV ("Comma Separated Values") file, and reading this file in ANKHOR FlowSheet with an operator.
- Via the clip board, using Copy & Paste
We start with the first method. Save your current Excel sheet using the "Save As..." menu item, and selecting the "CSV" format from the "Save As Type..." drop down list: