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I received a business file download on a Mac, I have win95, plus, office and so on, file will not convert to being readable, default says I need application/x-excel for a plug in. Netscape does not have this plug in. Where can I find the plug to accept and read this mac spread sheet that says: Encoding base 64, Desc: Microsoft Excel Doc, have tried changing extensions and recopying it but still doesnt work. I can read the email message but not the file....Hope you can help..... I have manually recreated the ss but still would like the plug in for the future of sending more files and communicating with my investors on Mac.
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by:jackster060297
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I don't know if there is an Excel version for the PC. Have you tried asking for the file to be saved as a text or ASCII file? They can do that through Excel, and then you can read it into your own spreadsheet software.
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by:cowboy062797
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I have tried jackster's approach already as stated in the basic
documnet saying I have tried all extensions to try and read the
file, to include, txt and ASCII. Back to the drawing board. Maybe
it just cant be done....
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czamudio earned 0 total points
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tell to your people they send the file in sylk format, then just open on Excel prg.
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by:cowboy062797
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I will have to try this advice. Next time I get a file which will be real soon. We will see, hope I didnt prematurely give Mr. Czamudio and B.....:0) lol,

           thanks you guys are really on the ball, I like this group...

           Cowboy
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