thanks MO for all your efforts !
and for the ones trapped in a dead alley with excel (no she is not a lovely lady) , you got options :
- install openoffice
- upload to google docs and download (pst.. does not work)
- be lucky to have an excel version which works out of the box (hmm... sounds too easy)
- install addin for office (worx) http://sourceforge.net/projects/odf-converter/
- install ods-xls translator
enjoy the holidays .