Excel & Spotlight

Good evening

I’m sure I must be missing something, but is there no extension to copy to a new Excel sheet, or a working extension to copy to Spotlight.



Hello. There isn’t anything I know of for Excel. How do you see that working exactly regarding populating cells?

For Spotlight try this, replacing the key combo if necessary:

name: Spotlight
icon: symbol:magnifyingglass.circle
before: copy
key combo: command space
after: paste

(The above block is an extension snippet - select it to install the extension with PopClip)

Hi Nick

Thanks for the Spotlight help - fantastic!

As for Excel, I receive emails with simple spreadsheets embedded within the body. I currently copy them to the clipboard, open Excel and paste to a new sheet. I was hoping to accomplish the same from Popclip, but if it’s not possible, so be it.

Thanks again for your help.


Excel may well be possible, possibly by AppleScript UI scripting (copy, launch excel, make new sheet, ensure the new window is open and focused, paste). I’ll leave it as en exercise to the reader though. Perhaps someone enterprising will step up!