I hope I'm posting this to the correct forum. We are using XML Publisher on 11i. It seems that when an Excel spreadsheet is created using this tool, two blank spaces are added to the last column in the spreadsheet. Well, one is a blank space, the other is ASCII character 160. I can remove these characters using an Excel macro, but is there a way to keep XML Publisher from adding these characters? Even if the cell is blank, these two characters are added.