[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 111, Issue 14

Tom Henderson Tom at Henderson4.us
Fri Mar 23 03:37:49 PDT 2018


Thank Zeus that we finally have that resolved! :-)

Tom Henderson

On 03/22/2018 10:57 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>
> OK, so I meant to say .XLS.
>
> I'm only human.
>
>
>> On 22 March 2018 at 22:21 Dan Brown <dan at familybrown.org> wrote:
>>
>> You're equating things that are fundamentally different. Yes, .doc, 
>> .pub, and .ppt are proprietary MS formats (though I don't believe 
>> they've ever taken people to court over them). But .csv isn't, and 
>> never has been--in fact, it's been around longer than Microsoft has 
>> by about three years.
>>
>>
>> On 3/22/18 8:56 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>>>
>>> .CSV, .DOC, .PUB and .PPT definitely are Microsoft proprietary file 
>>> formats although Microsoft have now given up taking people to court 
>>> trying to protect them. You're right that they will now open in many 
>>> different systems (except .PUB) but often with differing results.
>>>
>>>
>>> If you need to be universal, use Open Document Foundation's file 
>>> formats.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 22 March 2018 at 20:30 Aubrey Turner <aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com> 
>>>> <mailto:aubrey.c.turner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Not to be overly pedantic, but CSV is not a Microsoft-specific 
>>>> format.  CSV stands for "Comma Separated Value" and it's a very 
>>>> simple format.  Lots of software can handle it on all platforms.  I 
>>>> can view them even on my Android phone.
>>>>
>>>> That said, most Windows systems are set up by default to open a CSV 
>>>> file in Excel, but that doesn't really have bearing on the format 
>>>> itself.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 03/22/2018 07:26 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> But a csv file is proprietary Microsoft format so can't use that. 
>>>>> Many of us are not on Microsoft operating systems. And if you make 
>>>>> it just like a cellphone, then you're at the mercy of the radio 
>>>>> manufacturer to provide the programming.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 22 March 2018 at 17:28 Brandon Clark <kl7bsc at gmail.com> 
>>>>>> <mailto:kl7bsc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Radios needs to behave like phones, plug them into the computer 
>>>>>> with a USB cable and then simply drag and drop your CSV file into 
>>>>>> the right folder for the radio to read it.
>>>>>
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> Nigel A. Gunn, 1865 El Camino Drive, Xenia, OH 45385-1115, USA. tel +1 
> 937 825 5032
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