I want to generate an Excel spreadsheet programmatically from an Org document. Any tips on how to markup colored text? I understand that Org does not natively support color markup, wondering if there's something else I can use just so I can translate it later to Excel formatting.

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    Why do you need colored text for that? If you have a table, you can write it out as CSV (see orgtbl-to-csv) which Excel can import.
    – NickD
    Nov 11, 2020 at 11:59
  • I know I can export to CSV, or even just view the Org document as-is, but the table is to be presented to a layman and colors are used as visual helpers. Nov 12, 2020 at 0:55


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