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Yeah Reuter's is not making it easy. It got fixed after their conversion to excel compatibility but are now not working again. Not sure it is fixable

I have excel downloaded from Edgar but the dates are all wrong and I hate the spacing. The Reuter's financials can be directly selected, copied and pasted to an excel spreadsheet but of course all the ratios will have to be entered every time--something I had hoped to avoid.

Unless every company lines up cell by cell allowing cut and paste directly over previous work, the calculations will be off. It may be that a lot of the Reuter's stuff is so formated that it can be put exactly in place every time allowing you to not have to keep calculating the numbers. I have not looked at enough entries to know if this will happen. This could all be solved if we were wealthy hedge fund managers with 1000's of employees to do the data entry and enough cash to buy services like Cap IQ.

o well
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