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Opening XLS in TAB?
  Posted by  Larry Sands  on Friday, September 05, 2003 at 12:13:01 PM (EST)
Ummmm...

I need to be able to open XLS files in TAB

I run ME.

I went to Windows File Associations, added NEW XLS for file type and chose open with 602 TAB

Seemd fine but when I doubled clicked the XLS file it ran TAB and opened but Nothing was IN the Spreadsheet!

The titale bar read the filename OK.

??????

Larry
  Posted by Robert Smith  on Friday, September 05, 2003 at 2:36:53 PM (EST)
This could be a lot of things. Most likely the excel file is either an incompatible format (like office XP, PC Suite works with Office 97/2000), or it has macros in the file that Tab isn't reading. PC Suite doesn't support macros.
  Posted by Larry Sands  on Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 9:59:06 PM (EST)
Thanks for the reply. The xls files that I need to open are coming from work. I have daily files that I must receive and work with.

Oh well, so much for microsoft alternatives. I don't like it- but I see that I am going to have to buy MS Excel.

what a bummer.

Larry
  Posted by Larry Sands  on Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 10:12:04 PM (EST)
I just thought of another question. Does anyone know of I can buy an older versionof Excle or Office like 97? and be able to read the newer Excel files?

Larry

Obvioulsy I want to buy as inexpensively as possible. So, I want to look for older on sale software.
  Posted by Anthony Ridley  on Monday, September 08, 2003 at 3:49:54 PM (EST)
You could always go here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4EB83149-91DA-4110-8595-4A960D3E1C7C&displaylang=EN
and download a Microsoft Excel Viewer and still use 602Tab to create your own compatible spreadsheets.
  Posted by Larry Sands  on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 12:01:20 AM (EST)
Many thanks Anthony!

Yes the microsoft viewer allowed me to see the Excel files sent.

Now- just for my information...

Why didn't 602TAB do the same thing?

It says it will import .xls from Excel 97/2000

Larry

  Posted by Robert Smith  on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 9:55:06 AM (EST)
"Most likely the excel file is either an incompatible format (like office XP, PC Suite works with Office 97/2000), or it has macros in the file that Tab isn't reading. PC Suite doesn't support macros"
  Posted by Larry Sands  on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 11:06:54 AM (EST)
OK Robert

Thank you for clarifying this for me.

Larry
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