TheGurkha wrote:If their application uses uses DDE why is it writing data to the clipboard? The whole point of DDE is to have two applications 'talk' to each other directly. I don't understand where the clipboard middle-man comes into it.
What do thinkorswim say about this? if they say this works with OpenOffice.org, does it involve the clipboard when they do it?
Yes, thinkorswim export copys the text I printed at the end of my post into the clipboard and specifically instructs you to start calc and paste it into calc. Its just an easy way of putting the right text and dde function links into the appropriate cells in calc so that calc reproduces in real time what you see in your thinkorswim desktop screen and you have all the power of calc to create functions of those numbers and see those functions updated in real time.