cant open excel file

cannot open excel file.  something with delimiter.

windows 7 pro, office 2010
GeorgeidpAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Can you please post what the actual error message is?  

It's like calling your auto mechanic and saying "My car won't work....what's wrong with it?".
GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
I have to get the error message up again and will let you know.  its only two files.  both delimiter problems.
GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
sorry about that it was a word file.  and there some excel files.

word file error.

header record delimiter:

then it gives dropdown choices :
field delimiter
record delimiter

right now they are both set for none.  someone else created these files.

thanks
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
It sounds more like it's asking you which delimiter to use.

If you are asking which delimiters to choose, I would say "use tab characters for the field delimiters, and Enter (carriage return/line feed) for the record delimiters. If there are any tab characters in your data, you have to wrap the field in "text delimiters", which are normally double-quote characters "". If you have double-quote characters in your data, double them up.

Give that a try and see what happens.

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Can you post the file here so we can analyze it?

~bp
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