From: Mas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, 14 September 2012, 11:31
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] How do I open a file with a .tsv extension as a .csv file on a
Mac OSX (Lion?) using OpenOffice Calc.
On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Richard Quadling <
I'm new to using a Mac and some of the things I can do in Windows I'm
unable to even work out the question for on a Mac, so please bear with me.
The files are generated from an automated system, several hundred a day and
have a .tsv extension (can't change it for every file). The files are UTF-8
encoded text files with TAB separated content.
I need to be able to double click the file and have it open in Libre Office
Calc. Even if it has to ask me to choose the delimiter to process it with.
I've no idea if this is possible. On Windows, I'd associate .tsv with Excel
and all would be "just done".
I can't even find Calc for LibreOffice, only the LibreOffice.app in my
Applications directory - again, this may be me - I'm VERY VERY new to Mac
and the differences are sometimes confounding.
If I try to open Libre Office first and then open a Spreadsheet file, the
open file dialogue doesn't allow me to pick the .tsv files. They are all
Really stuck. Renaming the files first, editing the content as I need, and
then reversing the rename takes forever on a mac - OK I know this bit is
me, I'm so used to doing everything from the keyboard and having to
constantly go to the mouse to do things just beeps me off a bit.
If I get Finder to open .tsv files all the time, they open in the word
Any useful suggestions would be brilliant!
You can force the file to open with any application you wish on a mac.
Check out http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2291
I am unable to tell you the path to the calc executable on a mac. maybe
someone else could assist you with that portion.
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