On 24/04/13 14:22, Tom wrote:
When saving as Csv you get various options.
Probably the most crucial one is the "Field delimiter" drop-down which needs
to be set to
It should start out being the default but if you change it then the new
choice becomes the new default so you'll need to change it back. Mostly
that is not a worry because , is the most commonly used delimited. Tabs or
spaces are sometimes used but then it's usually called a tsv.
csv = comma separated values
tsv = tab separated values
For "Text delimiter" the usual standard choice is ". If it's not then that
might be seen as an error. That might also need you to tick the box "Quote
all text cells" which is not set by default so that is possibly the most
likely problem you are having.
Given that it's an English government bureaucracy it is highly likely that
they are asking for one thing but expecting something completely different.
Also it is quite possible that your local version of Excel is misbehaving.
It offers similar choices but the crucial one that goes wrong there is
"Character Set" needs to be "Unicode Utf-8", i think, at least in our
country most of the time.
Given that the file is going to HMRC i guess you can't upload a copy to
Nabble to let us have a look but is it possible to give us a small test-file
just to see if we can spot what's going wrong?
The line-ending issue might be a red herring if you are using Windows. It
only comes into play if you are using LibreOffice on Gnu&Linux (such as
Ubuntu/Mint, openSUSE, Mageia, Fedora, Android or whatever version). Are
you using something other than Windows?
My wife sent me the file in question, saved on a MS machine as a CSV DOS
I opened it LibO on a GNU/Linux machine and saved as a *csv file. The
only change I made was to its name, I renamed it.
I sent this file back. She opened it on a MS machine using Excel and the
initial problem was repeated.
When saving it in LibO, there is no option to specify any parameters as
your reply suggested (although there was when I opened it in LibO). When
she opens it in Excel, there is no options about parameters, nor are
there any once the file is opened.
The file (MS readable) becomes MS-unreadable once it has been opened and
saved in LibO (on a GNU/Linux machine) although I think also on a MS
machine running LibO, so I'm not sure about the platform, but think
rather that it has to do with some parameter MS DOS CSV format imposes
that LibO doesn't allow for.
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