I want to make structured documents, possibly Excel sheets or Word documents, on a Linux machine. I am generating large numbers, (tens of thousands) of random telephone numbers, using Perl on a Linux machine. I have to generate worksheets, in a specific format, with 14 numbers on each page for use by interviewers.
I can (and am) making these worksheets as Excel sheets on a Win32 machine using Perl (Win32::OLE and it's friends). It occurred to me that it might be possible to make these files on my Linux machine. Not greatly to my surprise, Win32::OLE won't install under Linux. (This isn't a criticism of the dedicated and much appreciated coders who work so hard to make these modules.)
So, two questions :-
- Is it possible to run the Win32 modules, say under Wine, or some other way?
- I don't have to use MS Office - I just have to print these things, and share them with MS office users. Can I do something similar with OO and Perl? If so, how?