Comments in PHPExcel

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
Feb 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM

is it possible to read and write comments from and to a xls (not xlsx) file?
I would like to add cell comments to my template, but they are not in the output file.
I already tried to write a comment with PHPExcel, but its also not in the output.

Greets, Schoaf
Feb 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM
Reading, yes; writing, no

Work Item 11832
Feb 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM
Thanks for the reply. I voted on that one.

I tried to read and write comments with Excel2007 Writer and it works but has problems with special characters like äöü:€. It seems the reader doesn't read them corretly. The produced Excel file (produced without errors) shows an error message saying there are errors with comments and removes all comments to fix the error.