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Convert Lotus 1-2-3 file to Excel or Quattro

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Elize Colton, Jul 10, 2004.

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  1. Elize Colton

    Elize Colton Thread Starter

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    I need to convert a Lotus file received by email to an Excel or Quattro file please. I have tried to open it in these two programs without success.
    Thanks
     
  2. etaf

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    lotus should be open by excel - you need to chane the file type.
    can you attach the file ???? and i'll see if i can open ???
     
  3. Elize Colton

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    To what should I change the name? Is it only the file extension, or give it another name. How do I attach the file to you?
    Thanks
    Elize
     
  4. Elize Colton

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    Two files attached.
    Thanks
     
  5. etaf

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    no files attached

    goto advanced and then manage attachments
    a window opens - browse - highlight the file - upload
     
  6. Elize Colton

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    sorry out for the afternoon - no files - See PM
     
  8. terry1930

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    Elize, you don't change the name or extension of your original Lotus file.

    Here's the step by step:

    1. Click on Open

    2. Browse to where your original Lotus file is.

    3. Single click on the file just to highlight it. You will see the file name go into the box below which says on the left "File Name".

    4. Below that box should be one that has on the left of it "Files of Type".
    Click on the little black downarrow on the right of the box. This will show all the different file types. Scroll down until you see the appropriate Lotus *.wk? type. Click on that (this tells Excel, or Approach etc. what type your original file is.)

    5. Then click the "OPEN" button, and the program will automatically convert the Lotus to whatever program you are in (as long as it is a spreadsheet program.)

    Note: When you want to save a file in a format for another program you can do similar actions. That is, tell the program what type of file extension you want to save the program as. Its all in the SAVE dialogue boxes.
     
  9. etaf

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    Thanks terry1930 that what i meant to type in my post and just seen i lost most of it........
    follw terry1930 advice that should do it. if not see PM and email files
     
  10. tbritches

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    Quattro Pro should also be able to directly open the program. You may have to run the Corel setup program and make sure all of the conversion filters are installed.
     
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