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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
       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 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

       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

              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 xhost).

              X  screen  to  use,  a  more  compact  form of the functionality
              described above.


   Gnumeric options
              Dumps the function definitions to the file with name FILE.

              Dumps the function definitions to the file with name FILE.

              Enables some debugging functions.

              Enables some dependency related debugging functions.

              Enables some dependency functions for expression sharing.

              Enables some print debugging behavior.

       --quit Exit immediately after loading the selected  books  (useful  for

   Oaf options
              File descriptor on which to print the IOR.

              IID to activate.

              Prevent registering of server with OAF.

   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), ssgrep(1)

       The Gnumeric Manual
              Available     through     the     Help     menu     or    online

       The Gnumeric Homepage <>.

       The GNOME project page <>.


       Gnumeric 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


       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 <>