Lesson 1.1 - Opening a Data File - Tutorial

To look at an example of a data file, please open TUTORIAL.XLS into a worksheet window. Click the

1.    Click the File | Open command or click the button on the Quick Access Toolbar.

2.    In the Open dialog, click the down arrow in the File type field and select  XLS Excel Spreadsheet (*. xls).

3.    In MapViewer's Samples folder, click TUTORIAL.XLS and then click the Open button.


Although it is not required, the header text (the text in row 1) is helpful to identify the type of data in the column, and this information is used in dialog boxes when selecting data columns. You do not need to open the data file before creating a map, although it is useful to view the data to be sure the correct data are contained in the file.



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