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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.
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