gnumeric man page

gnumeric — a GNOME spreadsheet application.

Synopsis

gnumeric [OPTIONS] [files ... ]

Description

Gnumeric is a powerful spreadsheet program created by the GNOME project. Gnumeric intends to compete with commercial spreadsheets by becoming fully compatible with Microsoft Excel(TM) and through the support of most popular spreadsheet file formats such as Excel(TM), Lotus 1-2-3(TM), Applix(TM), Sylk(TM), XBase(TM), Oleo(TM) and OpenOffice.org formats.

Gnumeric supports advanced calculations using statistical, financial and database access functions. Plotting data is supported through an incomplete but powerful plotting system. A plugin system extends gnumeric , for instance enabling the export of data to the LaTeX \longtable format. Plugins can be used to define custom functionality. A rudimentary scripting API for the Python language exists and will be extended in the near future. Since gnumeric is free software, gnumeric can also be extended directly at the source code level by any competent programmer.

The program can be started from the command line as gnumeric or from one of the menus provided by the underlying platform. When started on the command line, gnumeric may be followed by the options listed below and possibly the names of files in various spreadsheet formats which will then be opened immediately. For instance, the command:

gnumeric myfile.gnumeric

will launch gnumeric and open the file called "myfile.gnumeric". The default gnumeric file format is in extensible markup language (XML) which subsequently has been compressed with gzip.

User Options

This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with single letter options starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--').

Help options

-?, --help Show help message.

--usage
Displays a brief usage message.

Gnumeric options

-v, --version
Displays the version number of the installed instance of gnumeric.
--no-splash
Start gnumeric without showing the splash screen. The splash screen is normally shown if loading files takes too long.
-L, --lib-dir=STRING
Set the root library directory to STRING which should be a pathname.
-D, --data-dir=STRING
Adjust the root data directory to STRING which should be a pathname.

Options for window placement

-g, --geometry=WIDTHxHEIGHT+XOFF+YOFF
Set the size and position of the first window. All units are in pixels. The X offset is from the left hand side of the screen, the Y offset is from the top of the screen. For example, -g=800x600+20+30 will open a gnumeric window 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high, with the left edge of gnumeric 20 pixels from the left of the screen and the top edge of gnumeric 30 pixels from the top of the screen.
--display=DISPLAY
X display to use, where DISPLAY has the form machinename:Xdisplay.Screen. Note that the machine displaying gnumeric must have granted the machine running gnumeric the right to display (see xhost).
--screen=SCREEN
X screen to use, a more compact form of the functionality described above.

Advanced Options

GNOME options

--disable-sound
Disable sound server usage.
--enable-sound
Enable sound server usage.
--espeaker=HOSTNAME:PORT
Host:port on which the sound server to use is running.
--disable-crash-dialog
Disable the bug submission dialog which appears if Gnumeric crashes.

GTK options

--gdk-debug=FLAGS
Gdk debugging flags to set.
--gdk-no-debug=FLAGS
Gdk debugging flags to unset.
--sync
Make X calls synchronous.
--name=NAME
Program name as used by the window manager.
--class=CLASS
Program class as used by the window manager.
--gxid_host=HOST
The host on which to contact the gxid daemon. This overrides the GXID_HOST environment variable. This option is only available if GTK+ has been configured with --gdk-target=x11.
--gxid_port=PORT
The port for the connection to gxid. This overrides the GXID_PORT environment variable. This option is only available if GTK+ has been configured with --gdk-target=x11.
--gtk-debug=FLAGS
Gtk+ debugging flags to set.
--gtk-no-debug=FLAGS
Gtk+ debugging flags to unset.
--g-fatal-warnings
Make all warnings fatal.
--gtk-module=MODULE
Load an additional Gtk module.

Session management options

--sm-client-id=ID
Specify session management ID.
--sm-config-prefix=PREFIX
Specify prefix of saved configuration.
--sm-disable
Disable connection to session manager.

Version

This manual page describes gnumeric version 1.8.

Bugs

For the list of known gnumeric bugs, or to report new ones please visit http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

See Also

ssconvert(1), ssindex(1), ssdiff(1) ssgrep(1)

The Gnumeric Manual Available through the Help menu or online.

The Gnumeric Homepage.

The GNOME project page.

License

Gnumeric is licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL), version 2 or 3. For information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see the GNU project page.

Authors

Gnumeric

Jody Goldberg <jody@gnome.org>
Miguel de Icaza <miguel@gnome.org>
Morten Welinder <terra@gnome.org>

-- and many others. For a more complete list, see the About dialog.

This manual page

Jan Schaumann <jschauma@netmeister.org>
Adrian Custer <acuster@gnome.org>

Referenced By

gsf(1), gsf-vba-dump(1), ssconvert(1), ssdiff(1), ssgrep(1), ssindex(1).

2009-02-08 gnumeric GNOME