I think it will work if you cut and paste the CSV file, then do "text to
columns", which lets you format the fields on the way in.

-dn


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryn Wolfe [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 07:43
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Using Client Spreadsheets to update schematics
> 
> 
> The lopping off of leading zeros is a feature of Excel. It 
> has nothing 
> to do with Protel IMHO. So unless Protel can export in an 
> Excel format 
> and set the nature of the columns for us (now that'd be nice), I say 
> it's not a bug, but just an unimplemented feature THAT PROTEL SHOULD 
> SERIOUSLY CONSIDER ADDING! That wasn't yelling, it was 
> emphasizing with 
> vigor to the "lurkers" among us.
> 
> And, in case anybody actually reads these messages, I like Protel. 
> Protel is to OrCAD as SolidWorks is to AutoCAD (for those 
> mechies among 
> us). Protel has put more polish on their product to improve the UI 
> instead of sticking with the often obtuse OrCAD interface. 
> Unfortunately, polish doesn't make bugs go away. They'll 
> never get all 
> the bugs out, it's probabilistically impossible.
> 
> Bryn
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> >In a message dated 2/19/2002 4:14:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> >[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
> >
> >
> >>I tried adding leading apostrophe & zero on footprint 
> ('0603), in client
> >>spreadsheet, and File | Update sets the footprint field 
> without the leading
> >>apostrophe.  Or is the problem that there's no automatic 
> way to know which
> >>items had zeros removed?
> >>
> >>If there are only a couple footprints like this, you could 
> just do global
> >>edit when you're done with update, 805=>0805, etc.
> >>
> >
> >That's what I did. Still, it seems pretty kludgy, for a 
> "feature" which 
> >Protel touts in their marketing literature.
> >
> >Steve Hendrix
> >
> >
> 
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