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If it's a csv file, then the separator is a comma ','. As above, Excel automatically recognises and will load a csv without any conversion needing to be done.
You may need to check that the FTP or other txfr process results in MS type line endings.
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.3 and 18 at present.
Originally Posted by Soadyheid View Post
Hmmm... I'd be inclined to be lazy and open the .csv file with OpenOffice Calc then save it as a .xls file.
Why the long way around? As I already mentioned: You can load/import the file straight into excel (if that file is an actual csv file).
I know you can load .csv files directly into Excel but for me to do this under Linux I'd have to probably load up Wine and go and buy a copy of MS office to get use of Excel. I'd consider this a longer way round than using Open Office.
As this is a Linux forum I'm assuming the question was asked in a Linux context.
(However, I usually find "Assume" = 1st mistake! )