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> This is why plain text is not executable—it lacks formatting. (This also explains the lack of functionality in Microsoft Excel.)

The author is not alone in that observation. There's an incredibly high demand for programming via formatting functionality in spreadsheets[0][1][2][3]. One can only wonder why no one has yet tapped into the huge market opportunity of supporting WysiScript in Excel or LO Calc.

[0] https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/4477/sort-by-color/

[1] https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/46352/how-to-filter-...

[2] https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/98321/need-to-sort-d...

[3] https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/136705/hi-is-there-a...




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