Nevertheless, the features are now present, and work well enough to be incorporated into the module, imho.
I'm not satisfied with the psxlsgen library
Well it just work with MS EXCEL, not with Open Office or other software, even MS Word. I'll highly apreciate if you can fix this for grading either.
Your answer: The new version seems to export REAL excel files. I've tested it with OpenOffice 6, and it works like a charm.
I've tried it out and it does seem to work better, plus it's a standard library in PEAR now so it's bound to be maintained better than the old one.
The library is all checked in to moodle/lib/excel, and the main gradebook (grades.php) is now using it - thanks for the patch! I also modified attendance to use the library in the new location. We still need to upgrade the quiz statistics reports and the survey reports to use it too, then I can get rid of the old library.
Thank you both.
Sorry Martin when I am inthe detailed report of the quiz the button download in excel format doesn't work (I Obtain a blank page)
what can I do ?
I have no idea what is going wrong with your excel button, but as a possible stop gap solution, how about the cvs (comma seperated variables) file? It is pretty easy to import that to excel. Does that show a blank page too?
Sorry, but i don't understand your answer..
When i click on the button 'download to excel format' it show a blank page and nothing else. This either in fullstat than simplestat. The 'download to txt button' intead works.
Also cvs should be ok but how can i have it?
I have also upgraded to the latest version of activity module (quiz 1.4.x) but with no result (I read in the log that this upgrade was important to use the new library for excel reports)
I am sorry I read your post above complete out of context, I thought this discussion was going on in the gradebook forum. The gradebook can be exported in both excel and comma seperated variable formats. Perhaps you can put in a feature request.
All the reports that have an 'export to Excel' option (Survey, Quiz) have been modified to use the Spreadsheet::WriteExcel library now. This should make all of them fully compatible with the Excel file format as it it currently implemented by M$.
At this point, most any program needs to have an "expor to excel" function. Excel is one of the most standard business tools and by not integrating with it you are greatly reducing potential business.