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Help converting sls.rtf files to excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by smgisland, Jun 10, 2007.

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  1. smgisland

    smgisland Thread Starter

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    Good Day !

    I receive via email 2 reports daily from a POS system for restaurantscalled ALOHA.

    The first salesreport from ALOHA is sent in "sls.rtf" format...the second report is sent in " pay.rtf" format. My Santa Clause wish is to export these figures into excel...or ultimately to quickboooks.
    The rep for the POS system said it was not possible. Is he correct?
     
  2. OBP

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    smgisland, Santa Clause has come early. You can import rtf files in to Excel.
    Whether you can make sense of the data afterwards is another thing though, it may take some data manipulation.
    To import a file go to Main Menu>Data>Import External Data>Import Data
    to browse to your file change the File Types to either "all files" or "text fies".
     
  3. slurpee55

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    True you can do that, but you will get more garbage than you need to!
    I would suggest that you rather open the files in Word, then save them as XML files from there. Then open those files in Excel - you will still get a lot of junk ( I made a small table in Word, saved it as an rtf and then did all this - the data wasn't until column BP).
    Or, if the data is something simple like that - say a table - just copy and then Paste Special it as text.
     
  4. smgisland

    smgisland Thread Starter

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    A Big THANK YOU!!! to OBP and Slurpee55...I will give it my best shot with these two methods. I'll let you know if I can create the spreadsheet I have in mind.
     
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