hey kurmay i was also thinking about API, but i dont have it yet.

there are many okuma applications, each one with its own specific, but none of them is loading programs; this does not mean that is not possible with API

the *.xls that i have does just that, so now i have to choose : learning API or learning macros in excel, and i really wanna shorten the learning cycle

i will just wait, maybe something happens ... however, i was thinking that maybe you have a magical floppy or something