I'm new so is Excel the best way to edit POI .csv files or editor?

 

I know how to use Excel and edit fields so that shouldn't be a problem. or should i use a software editor which one, maybe free?

Thanks

Excel

Excel is fine.

I use Excel

I like and use Excel because I can do a lot more than just type with it.

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Another one, free (and a great tool)

I like to use Notepad++, it will open your CSV with no questions, no conversion or anything.

It's a tool I thoroughly enjoy for most of my edits. I mentioned CSV, but it also does great HTML editing, TXT, it had a very interesting set of plugins for HTML autocompletion, for example, it'll allow you to change your file encoding (ANSI, etc), and many more things.

And as I said, it's free. It's also multinlingual.

I'll save you the hassle of searching for it - it's Friday, right ?

http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Hope you'll enjoy it, I know I do !

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A vote for Notepad

I make all my changes to the files I maintain with Notepad.
Since I typically remove Tel # and zip code from other files I download I use Notepad for that also.

However, I also modify many of the other files I download from POI Factory and I use Microsoft Works when I want to make global changes to a file such as the info in Column 3.
I also use Works to sort ALL the files I use by longitude.

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Ditto on Notepad ++

One of the best editors out there, and it is free.

dengps wrote: I know how to

dengps wrote:

I know how to use Excel and edit fields so that shouldn't be a problem. or should i use a software editor which one, maybe free?

Thanks

Hi welcome to the Factory. I find EPE easy to use and you can save your files in many different formats.
http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor

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welcome

d-moo70 wrote:
dengps wrote:

I know how to use Excel and edit fields so that shouldn't be a problem. or should i use a software editor which one, maybe free?

Thanks

Hi welcome to the Factory. I find EPE easy to use and you can save your files in many different formats.
http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor

Like d-moo70 I use EPE, but in conjunction with Excel. I find it easier to create a POI file in Excel and then use that as the input to EPE to geocode the locations and write the output file for loading with POI Loader.

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Excel with ASAP utilities

If you going to use Excel then I would recommend adding the ASAP Utilites (free add-on) to help you add some cool features that Excel lacks without extra coding (transpose, removing extra spaces, finding dups, dropping empty rows, etc).

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Thanks for the link to EPE!

Thanks for the link to EPE!

I like to use a combination

I like to use a combination of Excel,ASAP Utilities http://www.asap-utilities.com/download-asap-utilities.php and Extra POI Editor.When making my own custom pois been using Google Earth and EPE. See (link no longer available) .

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Multiple...

Depending on what I'm doing. Changes, adds, etc.

One nice thing about excel though, I can sort the entries a number of ways.

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Thanks for all the suggestions for editing POI files

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I'm new so Thanks for all the suggestions for editing POI files.
I will check them all out and see what works best for me.

That's the best option

Look for yourself across what we gave you, and see which is most suitable for YOUR personal use, for the very best reason - your decision smile

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NotePad++

spera wrote:

I like to use Notepad++, it will open your CSV with no questions, no conversion or anything.

Hope you'll enjoy it, I know I do !

+1
I use Notepad++ also, very nice editor.

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Welcome to the site. Excel

Welcome to the site. Excel works great for me, too.