How to open a .csv file?
Once a week I would like to be able to open a .csv file on my PlayBook. When I try it says... "unable to find default app."
- 02-19-13, 04:49 PM #3
I can tell you that either SmartOffice Viewer Blackberry Playbook and BB10 Android Apps | Android APPS - BB10 Apps & Playbook Apps or Kingsoft Office Blackberry Playbook and BB10 Android Apps | Android APPS - BB10 Apps & Playbook Apps will open CSV files (although you will probably have to run the app and open the files within the app, rather than simply hitting "open" in Downloads or whatever), I would advise Kingsoft as it can actually edit as well. I would also guess that the full version of SmartOffice (which is available for purchase in App World) would be able to handle these files, but it costs money, so I'd go for Kingsoft, which is free (although not in App World, so must be sideloaded)
- 02-19-13, 05:32 PM #4
There is a free app named CSV Viewer in the app world which I have used with Battery Guru data. Another app called StarCSV ($0.99) will also let you edit files. Handling large CSV files on the BBPB may be too cumbersome. Using CSV with Office 2010 Excel is cumbersome and involves first getting a text document which would load in one column but there is a more involved procedure in trying to to get it into separate columns.
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02-19-13, 07:06 PM #7
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- 02-19-13, 07:33 PM #8
Re: How to open a .csv file?
Files and Folders is showing the file as you would see it in one column in a spread sheet. This is OK if that is what you want but not useful if you want to look at it in columns.
- 02-20-13, 05:39 AM #10
SmartOffice Viewer or Kingsoft Office (both of which I linked above) will correctly display CSV files, no need for any conversion to another format or changing anything. Any suggestion which requires anything more than installing an app and opening the file is simply inferior.
I do and that makes me very happy. If I can get the sideloaded eyefi app to work I won't have to take my laptop on my next business trip. I like to travel as light as possible.
- 02-20-13, 02:10 PM #14
I've heard of various people having success, although if I remember correctly, there is some setting you must change or something (haven't used it myself as I don't have an EyeFi), perhaps some setting related to the location where it saves the images? I could be wrong on this though, as I said I haven't used it myself.
- 02-21-13, 10:06 AM #18
What I had not initially realized was that you need establish or setup the wifi on the pb as you would for any wifi signal - as I wrote, go to wifi settings and search for the wif card and create a connection as you would if visiting a Starbucks or library or hotel. You will need a password to match the card. I frankly don't recall where or when that was created or maybe it is just inherent in the card but I did have a copy of it. So it probably comes when setting up the card for the Direct Connection with the computer setup software (Eye-fi Center)
- 02-21-13, 11:06 AM #20
I think there is a discussion of eye-fi in another thread or two and we might be better served going there where others may have more experience with the cards and battery power, etc.
importing photos from a DSLR?
Transfer photos from my camera to the playbook
PB + Camera + Eye-fi or USB SD support?
- 02-21-13, 06:09 PM #22
Re: How to open a .csv file?
Found that Office Suite Pro would open a Battery Guru CSV file nicely on my N7 separating it into columns. Have not had much success with Smart Office, Kingsoft, DocstoGo or QuickOffice.
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