Word and Excel are very closely related. Practically siblings. And Pathagoras takes advantage of that as much as possible. Pathagoras can
Excel is integral to the use of *Aliases*. The lists of items comprising your variaous *Alias* lists are stored in a simple Excel spreadsheet. In classic Excel style, the content of Row 1 are the 'titles' (i.e., the *Alias* name, and all beneath it are the potential values.
You can store other information in
simple Excel files
fancy Excel files
The possibilities are endless. One more: If you use Excel to bring in values to variables, a value that you can insert in your Excel spreadsheet might be a <<document name>>. Keep in mind that Pathagoras doesn't care how the value gets inserted into the document. If it's there between double angle brackets, Pathagoras will process it.
A whole section of this Manual is dedicated to the strong Excel interface.