There is no attachment, Frank. It is best to upload your example somewhere and provide a link to it here; this forum doesn't allow attachments. You can register free at sites such as 4shared.com to handle it.
"in a format that essentially is a text field but looks like a spreadsheet with headers."
No, a database isn't a spreadsheet nor a Word document. You can create html document and you can create style sheets but that is quite intensive. Can you explain what you are trying to accomplish and maybe we can come up with other approaches to achieve it.