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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jturn241, May 28, 2012.

  1. jturn241 macrumors member

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    I'm trying to open 10-Qs from the SEC. Every time I download then attempt to open it says unable to read file. They are .xls files.

    I am currently running OS X 10.5.8
     
  2. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    How about a link to one, that we can try to open?
     
  3. jturn241 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    is it Financial Report.xls dated May 4th 2012?

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    also is this problem repeating with other company reports; or just this one?
     
  5. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    I think you are clicking the wrong place. Continuing down, you can click on documents and they will appear in the web browser: DO NOT CLICK ON THE WORDS "VIEW EXCEL DOCUMENT"
     

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  6. jturn241 thread starter macrumors member

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    I want to bring the data into excel to analyze it. Opening it on the webpage itself doesn't really help me.
     
  7. MichaelLAX macrumors 6502a

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    Even though when you click and download, they come down as .xls files; they are really formatted for web browser viewing, and not importing into Excel.

    I can think of three options:

    1. Contact the SEC and see if there is a true xls download link;

    2. Highlight the document, copy and paste it into MS word and save as a TEXT file and then attempt to open it in Excel and see if it will properly use its IMPORT tool; and/or

    3. See if there is a MIME to xls conversion tool. You might want to repost the newly updated question in Mac Applications instead of in Hardware/MacBook, so that you get a more defined audience.

    GOOD LUCK!
     

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