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       gnumeric	- a GNOME spreadsheet application.

       gnumeric	[OPTIONS] [files ... ]

       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 sup-
       port of most popular spreadsheet	file formats such as Excel(TM),	 Lotus
       1-2-3(TM), Applix(TM), Sylk(TM),	XBase(TM), Oleo(TM) and

       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  gnu-
       meric  ,	 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

       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.

       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.

	      Displays a brief usage message.

   Gnumeric options
       -v, --version
	      Displays the version number of the installed  instance  of  gnu-

	      Start  gnumeric  without	showing	the splash screen.  The	splash
	      screen is	normally shown if loading files	takes too long.

   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.

	      X	display	to use,	where DISPLAY has the  form  machinename:Xdis-
	      play.Screen. Note	that the machine displaying gnumeric must have
	      granted the machine running gnumeric the right to	 display  (see

	      X	 screen	 to  use, a more compact form of the functionality de-
	      scribed above.

   GNOME options
	      Disable sound server usage.

	      Enable sound server usage.

	      Host:port	on which the sound server to use is running.

	      Disable the bug submission  dialog  which	 appears  if  Gnumeric

   GTK options
	      Gdk debugging flags to set.

	      Gdk debugging flags to unset.

       --sync Make X calls synchronous.

	      Program name as used by the window manager.

	      Program class as used by the window manager.

	      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.

	      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+ debugging flags to set.

	      Gtk+ debugging flags to unset.

	      Make all warnings	fatal.

	      Load an additional Gtk module.

   Session management options
	      Specify session management ID.

	      Specify prefix of	saved configuration.

	      Disable connection to session manager.

       This manual page	describes gnumeric version 1.8.

       For the list of known gnumeric bugs, or to report new ones please visit

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

       The Gnumeric Manual Available through the Help menu or online <http://>.

       The Gnumeric Homepage <>.

       The GNOME project page <>.

       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

       The copyright on	the gnumeric software and source code is held  by  the
       individual authors as is	documented in the source code.

       Jody Goldberg <>
       Miguel de Icaza <>
       Morten Welinder <>

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

   This	manual page
       Jan Schaumann <>
       Adrian Custer <>

gnumeric			  2009-02-08			   GNUMERIC(1)


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