thanks for your info about the "excelmill" broken link.
are u flying in jb ?
about openoffice, i've not yet play around with it. the reason i use excel 2003 to create my software is because my wife is a teacher. as a teacher she get school computer and has excel 2003 installed. so when she's not using during the night i'll take incharge.
regarding my foam cutter machine, it's rather ugly actually. i'll consider to post some picture on my website.