downloading problems

 

Hi folks, This is my 1st post and it's a question that has maybe already been discussed before but I'll ask it anyway. When I try to download a file like 'California State Parks' my computer says it doesn't recognize the CSV file and Can't open it,any suggestions?

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Instead of trying to open the file, save it to your computer first. Then open either Notepad or Excel and open the file from inside one of those programs.

downloading problems

You Need to have Microsoft Office Installed to read Excel Files such as CSV

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Or any text editor, such as

Or any text editor, such as the previously mentioned Notepad that's on every Windows machine.

Excel

Like Auggie stated you need to get a excel program.To me that is the best way to make your own custom poi's by using excel and saving them as csv(comma delimited).Once you start downloading files it will not be long before starting your on files.

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If all you want to do is get

If all you want to do is get it to the GPSr then you don't need to open it, just download it to the computer and upload to the GPSr. Although you really should look at it just to see that there really isn't very much to them.

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Thanks guys, I get it now.

Thanks guys, I get it now.

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Just for clarification. You don't need Excel. You can use Notepad.

That's already been

That's already been mentioned. wink

Free Excel replacement

If you don't want to buy a spreadsheet, You can always use 'Calc' in OpenOffice. It's Open Source, therefore free, and available (with all the other office-type apps) at http://www.openoffice.org/

It will load and save Excel format and CSV.