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    Question GridMagic for Pearl (?)

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    Hi all,

    I was looking for a free spreadsheet software for my Pearl and after digging a little on the web found out that GridMagic comes recommended.

    I downloaded the file so I can install it using the Desktop Manager that was supplied by RIM, but Desktop Manager does not recognise the .jad file extension as a valid application file.

    Any suggestions how I can install it?

    Thanks,

    Anar

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    Point you bb browser at this link and install it over the air.

    http://www.simprit.com/free/gridmagic

    I installed it last night

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    .jad files are usually OTA download....meaning you must download them via BB Browser!! You have to find the .alx & .cod files that come with the zip file that is usually downloaded for PC/Desktop Manager install

    hope this helps!!

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

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    How do you like GridMagic????

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    Have not used it much but seems good, and is free
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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    I just downloaded it.....I'll mess with it later!! Seems kool, just hope it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeshabo View Post
    .jad files are usually OTA download....meaning you must download them via BB Browser!! You have to find the .alx & .cod files that come with the zip file that is usually downloaded for PC/Desktop Manager install

    hope this helps!!
    Yeah I realised later that the .jad file was for OTA download, so instead downloaded the .exe file from the website, installed it on my PC and only then installed it on my BB.

    Thanks

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

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    Yeah I realised later that the .jad file was for OTA download, so instead downloaded the .exe file from the website, installed it on my PC and only then installed it on my BB.

    Thanks

    Glad you got it working................I like OTA more personally (most would)!!!

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    Question Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    Hi again,

    Having finally installed the GridMagic, I now have a second issue with it!

    I have uploaded an .xls file from my PC onto the Pearl and go to the file explorer in my BB to open it, but when I do so it comes up with the following message: "Unable to display file". I thought the excel file extension would be recognised by BB as associated with GridMagic, but obviously not.

    Otherwise I was hoping to see an "Open with..." option, but even that wasn't there!

    Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Anar

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeshabo View Post
    Glad you got it working................I like OTA more personally (most would)!!!
    Yes, I agree OTA is simpler, but unless you have unlimited bandwith you'll incur charges for the download of the software, which can be expensive if the download size is large.

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    I've been using GridMagic for quite sometime. I like to so well that I purchased the upgrade. I keep several different spreadsheets on my pearl with large amounts of data. Haven't seen anything out any better

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    Re: GridMagic for Pearl (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by anar_baku View Post
    Hi again,

    Having finally installed the GridMagic, I now have a second issue with it!

    I have uploaded an .xls file from my PC onto the Pearl and go to the file explorer in my BB to open it, but when I do so it comes up with the following message: "Unable to display file". I thought the excel file extension would be recognised by BB as associated with GridMagic, but obviously not.

    Otherwise I was hoping to see an "Open with..." option, but even that wasn't there!

    Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Anar
    I have the same here, hope I woudn't have to create the files again on my BB..

    Maybe CE is limited to not opening already saved xml files?

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    For the saved xls file, i had a workaround by leveraging the fact that it opens email attachment.

    I created an email send to myself and attached the xls file.

    Not so convenient but at least i get the work done without my laptop.

    With the laptop the desktop sync manager works perfectly, it syncs those xls file into GridMagic on bb..... no complaints for that.
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    What is the link for grid magik?
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