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How to create a .csv material file in the right format ?

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Hi guys,

I would like to create  a .csv material file of my own - even if I know that I can create the material curve directly into Escribe or download it from SteamEngine, - but I can't find the right format for saving the file in order that it would be accepted by Escribe.

I tried every possible .csv format that is available in Excel 2016, but no one is accepted by Escribe. When I'm trying to import the file in Escribe I get an error message which states that my file must have at least two colums and two rows. But I'm writing the data in the file in exactly the same way that SteamEngine or Escribe are doing. I guess there must be a problem int the file format, because I get a message from Excel when I'm trying to save a modified SteamEngine or Escribe file, the message saying that I will loose functionnalities.

Should I use another software than Excel ?  Which one ?  Any other idea ?

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Don't use Excel.

Download an already created file. Use a straight text editor.

Save line 1, the header

In the subsequent lines fill in the values created in excel.

Every temp/resistance pair in your file will generate that vertical line.

Mind posting your raw data here?

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Last time I used a Windows box, Wordpad was not a straight text editor. Don't you have something like notepad or text editor to use?


6 hours ago, Pierrotlunaire said:

.... how do I save a .csv file with a straight text editor ?

Change the file extension from dot txt, to dot csv.

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Hi Wayneo,

Thank you very much; now I understood and it worked perfectly.

I downloaded a .csv profile from SteamEngine, opened it with notepad, changed what I wanted to change and simply saved it.

And I can now use the same file both for Escribe and ArticFox. Nice.

Thanks again.

Actually, it would be nice if Escribe would accept a file saved by Excel.

Kind regards.

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