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John Gardner
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ODB and OpenOffice
« on: Aug 21st, 2009, 1:01pm »
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I have wasted an hour this morning trying to get OpenOffice to open a Psion ODB file.  Would it open it in spreadsheet, it would not.  It always went to OpenOffice Database.  I tried opening the spreadsheet program first and then saying "open this file here" and it still went to Database.
 
While getting my login sorted, I discovered the reason and the way round it.  The ODB file extension is also being used by the OpenOffice suite.  By changing the file name to filename.csv first, I was able to open it as a spreadsheet.
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Re: ODB and OpenOffice
« Reply #1 on: Aug 21st, 2009, 1:49pm »
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Nice hint!
 
Actually ODB files are tab-delimited, not CSV (character separated). However OpenOffice seems to be smart enough to detect the file format (MS Office fails here).
« Last Edit: Aug 5th, 2010, 11:52pm by Boris »

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John Gardner
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Re: ODB and OpenOffice
« Reply #2 on: Aug 21st, 2009, 1:54pm »
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I forgot to mention that I had converted the tab to a comma as the file was sent over to the pc.  This may account for the csv extension working
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