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February 8th, 2010

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04:44 pm - Computer-y question
Okay, so, the agency I tutor through sends out a spreadsheet to me if I make an error on my paperwork, or if they think something needs to be confirmed before they can process my paycheck. Fine, let me at it, right?

Problem: just this month they started sending in .xlsx format, which is the 2007 Excel format. I don't have Excel anyway, I use OpenOffice for those, but OpenOffice doesn't want to handle this particular format (it has issues with .docx, too, which is the same Office release, so I am not too shocked).

Anyone know of a good viewer or file converter I could download for free? I have Mac OS X 10.4.11, and most of the stuff I'm finding so far is for an older Mac OS or for Windows only. :(

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Date:February 9th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)

for Mistraltoes

Apropos of nothing, mistraltoes wanted me to tell you that she got your email, but her computer broke. She will get back to you when she gets her computer back.
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Date:February 9th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)

Re: for Mistraltoes

Oh, thank you! Please tell Mistral I'm sorry to hear of her computer woes, and am thinking of her meanwhile.
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Date:February 9th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Try Tex-Edit Plus. http://www.tex-edit.com/

I make no promises it will work, but I've used it to convert just about anything to anything for years.

Open Office and Microsoft Office are not always cross compatible. Another option would be to try the Apple Works that should have come with the Mac. It sometimes works where nothing else does, I've found.

And one last option would be to try opening the doc online via google docs. It works pretty well, I've discovered.

Hrm. Too much info, perchance?
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Date:February 9th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
I put "OpenOffice xlsx" into Google search. It threw up a lot of hits, of which the first one looks as though it might do what you want:


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