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st: Re: Creating a macro for files


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Creating a macro for files
Date   Fri, 21 Apr 2006 08:50:06 -0400

Thanks to Friedrich for this clarification. His advice may be platform-specific. I have no access to Windows Excel.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html


On Apr 21, 2006, at 2:33 AM, Friedrich wrote:


Excel (at least version 2003) does not expect a binary file. A
tab-delimited text file with the suffix .xls is opened by Excel
without problems. In fact, saving tab-delimited text files as .xls
with -outsheet- is a convenient shortcut that makes it possible to
open such files in Excel by double-clicking them in Windows Explorer.
It is not necessary to start Excel first and then go to File - Open
to run the import wizard.
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