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iPad Excel Formatting Issue

Posted on 2014-11-20
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I have a SQL database using the front end application Prophet 21 (P21).  I use a Crystal Report to pull data and export to Excel.  The data and formatting look good on a standard PC using Excel.  

When you open the same spreadsheet on an iPad, you lose the formatting such as currency, decimals and percentages.  In other words, 12% looks like .12 and a dollar amount such as $12,234.50 looks like 12.2324.50125.

Any idea how to correct within the report builder or is this an APPLE app issue?  Any ideas?
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Question by:David G. Smith
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What version of Crystal Reports?
What version of Excel?

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This was resolved as I was told to use Apple's  "Numbers" program to open an excel file by  holding down the attachment icon and choosing "Numbers" to open the file.  When I open this file with Apple's program, the formatting looks fine.
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by:David G. Smith
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Prior to engaging further with an Experts Exchange expert, I visited an Apple store and they showed me that opening the excel file in "Numbers" solved the formatting issue.
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