gnumeric - a GNOME spreadsheet application.
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is a powerful spreadsheet program created by the GNOME project.
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.
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
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
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
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:
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
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with single letter
options starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two
Show help message.
- Displays a brief usage message.
- -v, --version
- Displays the version number of the installed instance of
- 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
- -D, --data-dir=STRING
- Adjust the root data directory to STRING which should be a
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:Xdisplay.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
- 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
- Gdk debugging flags to set.
- Gdk debugging flags to unset.
- 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
For the list of known gnumeric
bugs, or to report new ones please visit
- The Gnumeric Manual
- Available through the Help menu or online
- The Gnumeric Homepage ⟨URL:
- The GNOME project page ⟨URL: http://www.gnome.org/
is licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL),
version 2. For information on this license look at the source code that came
with the software or see the GNU project page ⟨URL: http://www.gnu.org/
The copyright on the gnumeric
software and source code is held by the
individual authors as is documented in the source code.
Jody Goldberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miguel de Icaza <email@example.com>
Morten Welinder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
-- and many others. For a more complete list, see the About dialog.
This manual page¶
Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Adrian Custer <firstname.lastname@example.org>