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jturn241

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Mar 11, 2011
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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
 

MichaelLAX

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Oct 31, 2011
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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?
 
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jturn241

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Mar 11, 2011
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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.
 
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MichaelLAX

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Oct 31, 2011
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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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