[Novalug] dumb question
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Feb 11 22:50:38 EST 2010
Ahhh, that would explain your immediately prior post before
that as well (recommending conversion to a CSV format in the
data itself). Excel does fine with CSV files, but anything
delimited in another way requires Data or another method to
figure it out. Which is why I also mentioned I often had
clients who used Monarch in the late '90s (and even through
early '00s) to bring data in from host/iron environments.
As I mentioned, OpenOffice.org/StarOffice Calc really shines
here in comparison. Even more so after Dan's suggestion to
merely throw the raw text in a middle-click paste which
Calc immediately recognizes as incoming, delimited text and
launches the same dialog/logic as "Insert->Sheet from File."
I never tried that one before, and feel like I've been
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--- On Fri, 2/12/10, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> From: Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org>
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] dumb question
> To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
> Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 2:16 AM
> In my very quick scan of Nino's original email, I caught
> "office" not
> Hence my post about excel.
> I'll still shoot you if you need it...
> > On Fri, 2/12/10, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org>
> >> Also, within Excel ...
> > /me puts bullet through his own head
> > I.e., don't people on a Linux list at least have
> > installed on even just Windows to at least try what I
> > Or only MS Office? Sorry, had to say it.
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