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Loutus 123 file conversion to excel

By abailey101 ·
Does anyone know how to convert lotus 123 files (with a 123 extension not wk4) to excel 2000.

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by Charles Byrne In reply to Loutus 123 file conversio ...

Make a copy of the file before trying to convert

Select Files, Open
Select All File types and Excel should do the
rest.

There is also a spreadsheet converter
But I think it only converts release 4

http://www.idg.net/go.cgi?id=60870

There is usually some hidden formatting information that increases the file size when the file is converted
Hope this helps
Charles

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by abailey101 In reply to Loutus 123 file conversio ...

Attempted already. Trying to open the file in excel will generate a "Cannot open Lotus 123 file" error.

I tried the converter but was unsucessful. I beleive that it was lotus v5 that the files were created

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by jpt In reply to Loutus 123 file conversio ...

This is what I've done in the past in order to open up Lotus documents within Excel. I just change the extension from 123 to .xls.
This works a majority of the time. If it is possible for Excel to open it, then Excel will do the conversion right there and then prompt you to save in the new format.

Give it a shot, it worth a try but remember,
make a copy of the document first just in case something goes wrong. This way you still have an orginal.

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by abailey101 In reply to Loutus 123 file conversio ...

This was tried already with no luck

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by abailey101 In reply to Loutus 123 file conversio ...

I just found out that you can not veiw the xx.123 files in excel. Lotus can read excel files but excel can't read the xx.123 files. I am sending away for a trial version of lotus to see if I can save the files as wk4 then import them into excel.

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