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1) State the issues as clearly and as concisely as possible. A simple program or Excel test file (see below) will often explain the issue better than a lot of text.

2) Provide information on your system, version of perl and module versions. The following program will generate everything that is required. Put this information in your bug report.

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w

    print "\n    Perl version   : $]";
    print "\n    OS name        : $^O";
    print "\n    Module versions: (not all are required)\n";

    my @modules = qw(

    for my $module (@modules) {
        my $version;
        eval "require $module";

        if (not $@) {
            $version = $module->VERSION;
            $version = '(unknown)' if not defined $version;
        else {
            $version = '(not installed)';

        printf "%21s%-24s\t%s\n", "", $module, $version;


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4) Create a small example program that demonstrates your problem. The program should be as small as possible. A few lines of codes are worth tens of lines of text when trying to describe a bug.

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6) Say if the test file was created by Excel, OpenOffice, Gnumeric or something else. Say which version of that application you used.

7) If you are submitting a patch you should check with the maintainer whether the issue has already been patched or if a fix is in the works. Patches should be accompanied by test cases.

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Report information
The Basics
Id: 93378
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Spreadsheet-ParseExcel

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: tlhackque [...]

Bug Information
Severity: (no value)
Broken in: 0.59
Fixed in: 0.61

Subject: Hidden sheet attribute is not exposed
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Another in the series: Hidden sheet attribute needs to be exposed. See previous recent tickets for environment. Reproducer: In MS Excel, Format->Sheet->Hide a worksheet. Save it. Parse the file. Again, an overlay work-around (and again, trivial to add to the mainline). Reference: section 5.95. Adds $worksheet->is_sheet_hidden(). True if hidden (actually, 1 if hidden by gui, 2 if hidden by macro.) (The way to read this for a source edit is: Add the last two lines of _subBoundSheet below (1 comment, one code) to the real one. Add is_sheet_hidden as-is to Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet. Done. The ugliness is due to the fact that the decoders aren't called as object methods, so they can't be intercepted by inheritance. The hack is to hook the dispatch table for the record type. In the intercept code call the base class's routine (which in this case, creates the worksheet), then do the 1 line of new work. package ExcelToHtml::Parser; # Hacks to get additional information from the spreadsheets # # These use the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel routines for everything # else to ensure that any bugs there aren't replicated. our @ISA = (qw/Spreadsheet::ParseExcel/); sub new { my $class = shift; $Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::ProcTbl{0x85} = \&_subBoundSheet; return $class->SUPER::new(@_); } sub _subBoundSheet { my ( $oBook, $bOp, $bLen, $sWk ) = @_; Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::_subBoundSheet(@_); my ( $iPos, $iGr, $iKind ) = unpack( "Lc2", $sWk ); $iKind &= 0x0F; return if ( ( $iKind != 0x00 ) && ( $iKind != 0x01 ) ); # 0 = visible, 1 = hidden, 2 = hidden by macro $oBook->{Worksheet}[ $oBook->{SheetCount} -1 ]->{SheetHidden} = $iGr; } package Spreadsheet::ParseExcel::Worksheet; =head2 is_sheet_hidden() Return true if sheet is hidden =cut sub is_sheet_hidden { my $worksheet = shift; return $worksheet->{SheetHidden}; }
Fixed in 0.61

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