Error Running examples/spreadsheet.lyx file - How to make a spreadsheet inset in LyX?

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Error Running examples/spreadsheet.lyx file - How to make a spreadsheet inset in LyX?


I am aware that there are other ways to insert a Spreadsheet into LyX, but I really want to use the following feature. Using ssconvert.exe, and doing Insert-->File-->External Material, selecting spreadsheet, and then selecting the file using browse, as described in the spreadsheet example file that comes with LyX by default (see "%Your computer user path%\LyX 2.1\Resources\examples" for the file), it is possible to make a spreadsheet inset (inset is defined as an inserted item).


I really want this feature to work, because I could get a lot of use out of it.  However, every time I try to export the file, I get two errors.

The first error to appear is:
An error occurred while running: ssconvert--export-type=Gnumeric_html:latex
"%Path to where the spreadsheet is stored on my computer%"
This appears four times, once for each file in the example

First Error: Can't Find ssconvert.exe

The second error to appear is : (In LyX's LaTeX Errors pane)
LaTeX Error: '%File path to the spreadsheet%', and ***(cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

Second Error: LyX's LaTeX Errors Window


I am running LyX 2.1.4 (Released Friday, July 24, 2015) on Windows 10 Home Edition. Gnumeric, Openoffice, and Excel are installed. ssconvert.exe has been placed into my Windows path. I have reconfigured LyX several times. I have restarted LyX several times. I have tried modifying the path of ssconvert in the Tools-->Preferences-->File Handling-->Converters. To no avail.

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Thank you for taking the time to consider my problem and read my post. Know that your help, should you choose to give it to me, will be greatly appreciated.