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02-Sep-2000, 07:31 AM #1
Somehow I converted a Excel spreadsheet from numbers to a bunch of Hieroglyphics that look something like this "< . Any idea what I did and how I can get this spreadsheet back to a readable form? Or should I say a into a form I can read.
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02-Sep-2000, 08:28 AM #2
From what format it was that you converted from and how did you convert it?

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02-Sep-2000, 08:37 AM #3
It was in .xls format. The program froze and when I rebooted and opened the file it was in the that format.
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03-Sep-2000, 10:15 PM #4
Suz: Did you try opening it from Word? Hit File-Open and change the files of type to "recover text from any document." Make sure that you save it immediately to a different name.

I know you'll get lots of trash data, but you might also actually get your stuff back. You can email the file to me if you like. Hit the envelope to the right of my name...

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07-Sep-2000, 10:01 AM #5
Thank-you for your help. I tried your suggestion and did get some of the data back, mostly the text part. The numbers are still in Hieroglyphics. I guess the best thing to do is just reenter the data. This should to me teach me to backup in a more timly fashion. If you would be so kind, would you answer one more question. Are these hieroglyphics want they call binary?

Thank-you again for all your help
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