xldump is an utility that will extract information from .xls files.
Formulas, values, range names, hyperlinks, formatting and VBA code are extracted. Just ask the owner of an .xls file to import and run xldump.bas in their .xls file and send you the resulting .dump file. Analyze or translate the dump with the xldump.py Python module.
A Python xldump.py module will come later, to help analyze or translate the
The project can be found in at http://launchpad.net/xldump
This is an ongoing work in early stages. Please provide suggestions and comments to improve!