viewing/opening .123 files

Gates Is Antichrist

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I gather that Excel opens .WK? but not .123. So I downloaded kvlot32.exe from ftp://ftp.lotus.com/pub/lotusweb/product/smartsuite/

and man, I have to say, for all the incompetence Microsoft has displayed over the years, I have to wonder how IBM stayed in business for 6 months (IBM owns Lotus). (I wonder if the rumors were true, about the "do-nothing" time-burning loops in IBM code...)

This will not install and run properly, and before I waste even more valuable time (thank you, IBM), is KVLOT32.EXE the way you get into .123 files? All I crucially need is "copy by value." If I want to do more, you better believe that I'm going to rush out and buy me a copy of SmartSuite :x

I'm shocked at how uncommon this question is in archives. :unsure:

Does anyone know the current state of affairs when using Open Office to open .123 files?
 

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Gates Is Antichrist

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Gene, you sound like a real expert, and thanks for your contribution.

Does anyone have the real answer?
 

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Gene, you sound like a real expert, and thanks for your contribution.

Does anyone have the real answer?

? Did I not underestand you ?

Gene, "The Mortgage Man", Klein
 

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Gene you gave an excellent answer to the question, "how can I copy by value?" Meanwhile, if you can't view or open a .123 file, it would be very rewarding to paste special right after copying the, uh, ... right after copying the ... uh, coach, how would I do the copy part again?

Is KVLOT32.EXE the way you get into .123 files?

Does anyone know the current state of affairs when using Open Office to open .123 files?
 

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one thing you could possibly try is, goto add/remove programs and modify your office installation, under the office tools, there is a file converter section and in that you might find the option to install a 123 filter.

This option exists under my office XP setup, now whether 123 files have been subjected to internal structure changes over the years, i do not know.

Failing this try to find someone with an earlier version of office when 123 was all the rage and bring your workbook up thru the versions
 

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Gates

Regarding OpenOffice, what's the question?

I've got it installed and I have the option to open 123 files.

How/if it works I don't know since I don't have any 123 files to test it with.
 

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Norie, from what little I've heard, the .123 reading capability in OO has been haphazard; but as OO is constantly dynamically fixed/improved, I hope - and am asking if - it has reached prime time yet.

jimrward, I'm using Office '03 and I'll try to find what you described (no luck yet finding that). A quick look in wikipedia (not a definitive source) says "All new development of [Smart] suite was ended in 2000 with ongoing maintenance being shifted overseas" so format evolution is probably not an issue. Thanks for the excellent suggestion.
 

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Gates

What sort of problems does OO have?

Have you tried it?
 

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and right at the bottom in Office XP setup is the 123 converter
 

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