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#24552 - 07/14/08 01:12 PM EXCEL Spreadsheet and MAC
Brian Miller Offline
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When trying to open a sample data file (csv) on a Mac (OS 10.4.11), after choosing "Open" from the database menu, MS Excel opens, and PSM reports that the file is locked/in use. I had to save the file out as a text file to get Excel to quit trying to open it. Any ideas as to why this is happening?
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#24553 - 07/15/08 04:29 AM Re: EXCEL Spreadsheet and MAC

On the Mac 5.3 version, Excel files are converted to DBF using Excel. So, there is a need for a Mac Excel license in order to use Excel files.

The file should not appear to be locked however. For more convenient opening of the files, converting to text is a good solution too.

Database support will be greatly improved in the upcoming 5.4 version, which is expected this summer.