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Spreadsheet Link EX Release Notes

R2014a

No New Features or Changes

R2013b

New Features, Bug Fixes

MLPutRanges function for exporting data from all named spreadsheet ranges to MATLAB

You can now export data in Microsoft® Excel® named ranges to MATLAB® using the MLPutRanges function in the command line or Microsoft Excel ribbon.

Spreadsheet Link EX qualified against Microsoft Excel Version 2013

Spreadsheet Link™ EX software has been qualified against Microsoft Excel Version 2013.

R2013a

Bug Fixes

R2012b

No New Features or Changes

R2012a

No New Features or Changes

R2011b

Bug Fixes

R2011a

No New Features or Changes

R2010b

New Features

Spreadsheet Link EX Software Qualified Against Microsoft Excel Version 2010 Beta

Spreadsheet Link EX software has been qualified against Microsoft Excel Version 2010 Beta.

R2010a

No New Features or Changes

R2009b

New Features, Bug Fixes

New Method for Invoking Excel Link

Excel Link™ now supports the ability to highlight columns in Microsoft Excel worksheet to invoke Excel Link.

Excel Link Software Integrated with Microsoft Excel Ribbon Interface

Excel Link software is now integrated with the Microsoft Excel 2007 ribbon interface.

R2009a

Bug Fixes

R2008b

Bug Fixes

R2008a

Bug Fixes

R2007b

New Features

MATLAB Function Wizard for the Excel Link Software

This function wizard enables you to browse MATLAB directories and run functions from within the Microsoft Excel interface. You can use it to:

  • Display a list of all MATLAB function categories or directories.

  • Choose a particular directory or category, and list functions available for that directory or category.

  • Parse a specified function signature and enter a formula into the current spreadsheet cell using MATLABFCN or MATLABSUB.

  • Display online help headers for functions.

For more information, see Using the MATLAB Function Wizard for Excel Link Software in the Excel Link documentation.

MATLAB Preferences Pane

You can set selected MATLAB preferences from within the Excel Link GUI by using the Preferences dialog box. This new feature enables you to:

  • Automatically start a MATLAB session when a Microsoft Excel session starts.

  • Specify the current working directory for your MATLAB session at startup.

  • Start the MATLAB desktop, including the current directory, workspace, command history and command window panes, when a Microsoft Excel session starts.

  • Enable the MLPutMatrix function to use cell arrays for transfer of data between a Microsoft Excel worksheet and the MATLAB workspace.

  • Set data in missing or empty cells to NaN or zero.

For more information on Excel Link Preferences, see Setting Excel Link Preferences in the Excel Link documentation.

R2007a

New Features

Functions Added

This release supports the following new functions:

Excel Link Software Qualified Against Microsoft Excel Version 2007 Beta

Excel Link software has been qualified against Microsoft Excel Version 2007 Beta.

R2006b

New Features

New Functions Added

This releases supports the following new functions:

  • MLGetFigure imports a MATLAB figure into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

  • MLStartDir specifies the current working directory for a MATLAB session after startup.

  • MLUseFullDesktop specifies whether to use the full MATLAB desktop or only the Command Window.

  • MLShowMatlabErrors uses MLEvalString to return standard Spreadsheet Link EX errors or full MATLAB errors.

R2006a

Bug Fixes

R14SP3

New Features

MATLAB Desktop Enabled

Version 2.3 of the Excel Link software uses the MATLAB software as a COM automation server with the full desktop displayed.

New System Requirements

Excel Link software requires approximately 202 kilobytes of disk space. Operating system requirements are:

  • Microsoft Windows® XP

  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Excel Link software requires one of the following versions of Microsoft Excel software:

  • Excel 98 software

  • Excel 2000 software

  • Excel 2002 software

  • Excel 2003 software

Excel Link software also requires Version 5.1 or later of the MATLAB for Windows software.

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