Excel5 Writer limits?

Sep 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Hi all,

i've a script generating quite big excel2007 files. Now i need to generate also a excel5 version of these files. So i just changed

$objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($objPHPExcel, 'Excel2007');

to

$objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($objPHPExcel, 'Excel5');

(and the file extension, obviously)

But the file generated is not readable by excel, it says there's a unreadable content.

Is there any limitation in excel5 file creation? is there something i need to check? (found nothing on developer documentation)

thanks a lot

Sep 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM

ok, i just answered myself.

The problem is with richtext objects. Isn't this supported by excel 5 writer?