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Great tool the Extra_POI_Editor! I can see all kinds of potential even though up to now I've been using it mostly to reformat the published .csv files to look "prettier" on the Garmin screen. This means inserting line breaks to stack the address and phone number (as apposed to their being all in one line. Problem is I have to save as a "4-column CSV" to get what I expect (but without the ability to access the map). Saving as "Garmin CSV" strips out the line break characters ( in my case with a Garmin 255w) and replaces them with commas resulting in a return to the single line format on the "more" screen. Am I missing something?

Another bug I've found, though not a problem for me, is in the save as .xls function. Excel thinks the file saved is the wrong format (not .xls) or is corrupt so won't open.

Mark
Garmin 255W

Apologies! redface Bugs are in the operator's brain. The map is accessible with a 4-column CSV save if one waits for all calculations to complete. Also the excel spreadsheet will open in spite of the error message. I don't need the Garmin CSV save though I do wonder why it ignors the line break parameter. -M

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kyue2 - nuvi 255w

EPE Issues

Hi kyue2,

When saving as "Garmin CSV", EPE takes control of the output formatting for you. This is mainly intended when you convert a GPX to a Garmin CSV. EPE will combine the fields to provide a formatting similar to what Garmin would do. This is a beginner function. I could be wrong. I have not been using this function for months.

With the 4-Col CSV, you can do everything you want. This is a free-form formatting. This is intended for experienced GPS user that want to do special formatting.

About the XLS message. I do not get this problem. You would need to mail me the screen shot of the error.

Are you using Office 2007? Did you save with an XLS extension, but the file format was set to CSV?

There has to be a logical explanation.

Best regards,

Turbo

EPE Issues

Regarding the XLS file created by EPE not wanting to open in Excel - although they do. Apparently EPE actually creates an XLSX file - changing the file extension to that eliminates the error message. The problem then becomes; EPE does not recognize the extension .xlsx as a usable file (it's not listed in supported file extensions nor is the file listed as available to be opened).

Kyue2

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kyue2 - nuvi 255w

XLSX files

I will add the filter to .xlsx file so it will be listed.

thanks!

thanks!

kyue2 wrote:Saving as

kyue2 wrote:

Saving as "Garmin CSV" strips out the line break characters (<br&g in my case with a Garmin 255w) and replaces them with commas resulting in a return to the single line format on the "more" screen. Am I missing something?

Check your preferences line break option to make sure it is set to <br>

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Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

line breaks

Yes. Check carefully. You can set different preferences for GPX and CSV files.

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