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Re: Microsoft Does It Again




	Hi.

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 03:11:55PM -0400, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
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> On 08/21/2018 12:02 PM, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
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> > On 08/21/2018 11:48 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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> > > On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 11:14:48AM -0400, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> > > > I'm not trying to start a flame war or bash Microsoft [...]
> > > No worries: I won't try to stop you.
> > > 
> > > > For reasons unbeknownst to me, somehow it got saved as an Excel
> > > > OOXML file [...]
> > > Go figure. There are masochists out there, aren't there ;-)
> > > 
> > > > [...] Contacting Microsoft Customer Service resulted in
> > > > instructions to upgrade Excel to the current version.  THere is no
> > > > way that I will spend the money to implement that suggestion.
> > > Bah. Microsoft at its best. "Trust us", says Nadella.
> > > 
> > > > Is there a Linux application that will allow me to recover the
> > > > contents of the file?
> > > As others have said, LibreOffice should do. I don't know about xlsx2csv,
> > > but an apt search on my box yields
> > > 
> > >    tomas@trotzki:~$ apt search ooxml
> > >    Sorting... Done
> > >    Full Text Search... Done
> > >    docx2txt/stable,stable,stable 1.4-0.1 all
> > >      Convert Microsoft OOXML files to plain text
> > >       libapache-poi-java/stable,stable,stable 3.10.1-3 all
> > >      Apache POI - Java API for Microsoft Documents
> > >       libapache-poi-java-doc/stable,stable,stable 3.10.1-3 all
> > >      Apache POI - Java API for Microsoft Documents (Documentation)
> > >       libexcel-writer-xlsx-perl/stable,stable,stable 0.95-1 all
> > >      module to create Excel spreadsheets in xlsx format
> > >       unoconv/stable,stable,stable 0.7-1.1 all
> > >      converter between LibreOffice document formats
> > > 
> > > Unoconv is the machinery behind LibreOffice import; there's docx2txt,
> > > which I don't know personally, and Perl's libexcel-writer-xlsx-perl,
> > > which I have used to good effect (some assembly required, but if you
> > > want to build it into some automatic workflow it might be your cup
> > > of tea). No idea about the java thingies.
> > > 
> > > Lots of choice :-)
> > > 
> > > Cheers
> > > - -- tomás
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> > > 
> > Many thanks to all who responded.
> > 
> > LibreOffice did it!!!!!!
> > 
> Sadly, I was mistaken.  I opened the wrong file.  LibreOffice wouldn't open
> the corrupted file.

apt-get install xlsx2csv

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