Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. We've installed it on the server, which means that when the Filpac software opens any comma-delimited output file, it will do so with the Open Office spreadsheet function.

Note: if you answer Yes when asked "Would you like to open it" and you don't see anything, try minimizing, moving or reducing the Filpac window; OpenOffice probably is opened behind it.

You'll see the following Text Import screen, which asks how the file is to be handled,

Open Office

Under Separator Options, choose Separated by and Comma. (These should already be set up as the default.)

When the file opens you'll see that the OpenOffice spreadsheet program is functionally similar to Microsoft Excel. If you'd like to copy and paste the spreadsheet to an Excel worksheet on your computer, do the following:

Go to Cell A1 and hit Ctrl A to Select all cells.

Hit Ctrl C to Copy.

Open a blank workbook in Excel, go to Cell A1 and hit Ctrl V to Paste.