Just out of curiousity, if you're building these kinds of reports, why not just use Excel::Template? It provides all these formatting capabilities, and more.

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

In reply to Re: RFC: HTML::Dashboard (Spreadsheet-like formatting for HTML tables) by dragonchild
in thread RFC: HTML::Dashboard (Spreadsheet-like formatting for HTML tables) by janert

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":