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Converting LOC files into Excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by hicbart, Sep 2, 2005.

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  1. hicbart

    hicbart Thread Starter

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    Hi there bright people,

    I am having trouble converting a LOC file type into EXCEL.

    I have tried every type of special copy and paste and tried different formatting, but everytime i get the same result. That being cells that will only show (example) 1.440000E+62, or somthing similar. I will then expand the cell to cope with the length of the text but still the same result

    I can however open the LOC file in Notepad or wordpad and can view the document there, but I need to be able to manipulate the data in Excel to be able to run a Macro over it.

    Any help from an Excel Guru would be great.

    Yours
    Hicbart
     
  2. OBP

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    Have you tried "Importing" the data straight in to Excel?
    Alternatively if you save the file in Wordpad as a comma delimited file, Excel can then open it directly.
     
  3. hicbart

    hicbart Thread Starter

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    Thanks OBP,

    I have managed to open the file by more or less doing what you said.

    Problem solved.

    Cheers
    Hicbart
     
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