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Re^3: Problems opening an Excel file...
in thread Problems opening an Excel file...
Wild guess. Could \t be perchance translated to a tab, leading your script to open c:\ est.xls
Try my $file = "c:\test.xls" in your snippet, and you should get something like this:
OLE exception from "Microsoft Office Excel":
'c: emp est.xls' could not be found. Check the spelling of the
+ file name,
and verify that the file location is correct.
If you are trying to open the file from your list of most recently use
files on the File menu, make sure that the file has not been renamed,
Win32::OLE(0.1702) error 0x800a03ec
in METHOD/PROPERTYGET "Open" at c:\temp\openxl.pl line 10