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Le 24/04/13 15:35, sun shine a écrit :

Hi again,

This may well be what she needs - i.e. insert the additional \r value
for formatting the line endings. I don't know and there's nothing that I
can use from looking for this on the web.

As such, this shouldn't be a problem if everything is done on Windows as
the LF/CR is usually the default for all applications that have to
insert linefeeds into files. You can sometimes run into problems when
saving from other OSes, e.g. Mac OSX or Linux, as the default linefeed
newline commands are different.

The file was originally saved on a Windows machine as a *.csv dos
format, and was opened in LibO which was fine (except the worksheet tab
wasn't named as it had been in the original and instead labelled it
merely as "Sheet 1"). Then she saved the same file from LibO using the
*csv save option (because LibO doesn't give any further *csv options)
and tested it by opening it up in Excel. At that point, she saw that
some of the text in the file was now represented by squares, but overall
the text wasn't separated out (i.e. NOT comma separated) and the fields
ran together as one paragraph, including headers and content.

This sounds pretty grim. As Tom has mentioned, select only the comma
separator for the values when you "save as" CSV, there is an option for
this in the save dialog called "Edit Filter Settings". This brings up a
dialog called "Export Text File", where you can play around with the
export filter settings. This might solve your wife's problem. If not,
then there is a possibility that the problem is indeed a bug in
LibreOffice or a missing feature in the filter export settings.


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