in reply to
Workaround to ParseExcel losing graphs
Maybe using Win32::OLE is an option for you. See Using Win32::OLE and Excel - Tips and Tricks how to use it. However it requires you being in an Windows-environment and having Excel installed.
You could research automating Libre/Openoffice. Re^5: Converting doc to txt without WIN32::OLE Super Search etc. Also the quote you attribute to be from Spreadsheet::ParseExcel is actually from Spreadsheet::WriteExcel.
Use two parentheses: (Like this: :) )
Use one parenthesis: (Like this: :)
Reverse direction of the smiley: (Like this: (: )
Use angle/square brackets instead of parentheses
Use C-style commenting to set the smiley off from the closing parenthesis
Make the smiley a dunce: (:>
I disapprove of emoticons
Results (167 votes),