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arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

I can't open a csv file, I downloaded? Have no clue what application to use to open?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • Dansyacht Level 4 (2,125 points)

    A CSV files is a spreadsheet file (stands for comma separated values).  Should be able to open it with most spreadsheet programs.  (Numbers, Excel, iWorks?....)

     

    Dan

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    a CSV file can have many seperators, most;y Commas, but Tab & others are used.

     

    To look at it drag it to Text Edit & have a Look.

     

    Might look into free NeoOffice...

     

    http://www.neooffice.org/

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't believe I have excel or iworks.  Are they in my applications?  I tried text edit and I believed it worked, But all it said was  "Date,Reference Number,Service,Payment Type,Amount"  instead of listing the numbers of my payment history, with reverb nation.  Could be their fault on that specific item?

  • Dansyacht Level 4 (2,125 points)

    Do you have Appleworks?  It should be on all Macs.  Try its spread sheet app.  Try the ascii text option.

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I dragged it to text edit, but it only said: Date,Reference Number,Service,Payment Type,Amount   so I guess I opened it and reverbnation didn't supply the actuall numbers, for a transaction history I requested, unless I didn't open correctly?  Thanks for the help... Do you reckon I opened it, since it said :                        Date,Reference Number,Service,Payment Type,Amount

     

    and I need to ask ReverNation to fill in the blanks?

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I find out if i have or locate appleworks on my computer?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Yes, that's commonly the Header or forst line of a CSV file for a Database, or Speadsheet file, so I think you did open it OK.

     

    What size is the filein actual Bytes if you do a Get Info on it?

  • Dansyacht Level 4 (2,125 points)

    Appleworks should be in the Application Folder

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    size is 4KB

  • Dansyacht Level 4 (2,125 points)

    That's pretty small for a file with any real data in it.  You may have a bad download?

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    This is everything in my app. folder:

    Address Book

    Adobe

    AdobeAIRSDK

    AdobeAIRSDK.tbz2

    AppleScript

    arisatlinregardinglevel8andmindcake

    Art Directors Toolkit 4

    Automator

    Calculator

    Chess

    Dashboard

    Dictionary

    Digidesign

    DVD Player

    Firefox

    Font Book

    GarageBand

    Google Earth

    GraphicConverter

    iCal

    iChat

    iDVD

    Image Capture

    iMovie HD

    Installers

    Internet Connect

    iPhoto

    iSync

    iTunes

    iWork

    KODAK AiO Home Center

    Mail

    OmniGraffle

    OmniOutliner

    Preview

    QuickBooks NUE

    QuickTime Player

    Reason Adapted for Digidesign

    Safari

    Sherlock

    skype

    Skype

    Stickies

    System Preferences

    TextEdit

    Utilities

  • arifromnyc Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok just so I understand, I'm opening file w. text edit, so I don't need appleworks.  File 4KB small so info missing could be fault of download from reverbnation.? correct?

  • Dansyacht Level 4 (2,125 points)

    Sounds like all you got was the header row of the spreadsheet table.

    If you have no spreadsheet program on your mac you can take BDAqua's advice and download NeoOffice.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    4KB is likely the minimum space it uses on the Disk, not the real size in Bytes, right after that is should say nnnn Bytes, what is that number?

     

    I don't think you need Appleworks or Neooffice to view it, just to use it in other ways.

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