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issue with converting to Excel

Question asked by BettyJohnson on Feb 29, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 29, 2012 by user15307

Summary

issue with converting to Excel

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

2.1

Operating system version

Windows 98

Description of the issue

Hi, my husband created a very efficient database for my library at work using Filemaker Pro.  In the past I have been able to convert the Filemaker Pro database to Excel using .xls and a database name. In the past week I have tried to convert the database to Excel, and have gotten jibberish.  What should I do?  Is there anyone who could convert the database for me if I send the database to them on a CD-Rom?

Steps to reproduce the problem

Open the Database
Click on "save as"
change name of file to .xls format

Expected result

database is not in the same format, but usable, can be read by novice computer persons

Actual result

jibberish

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

not in the expected format, choose format in the list below

Configuration information

older computer and software, but has been working until now

Workaround

none

Outcomes