the first thing i tried was libreoffice, still nada
grumpyman: just tried your idea, it sees the template information but none of the data
originally i created an excel file as a template for inventory: cpu, pc name, ip, serial number, location, etc.
i was working with the file in quickoffice on my nook color, which ive done several times before without issue. i saved it every 5 minutes or so, and when i got home i shared the file to dropbox so i could clean it up on my pc
except when i opened it from dropbox it was corrupt
then when i plugged in the nook to my pc with a usb cable...that copy was corrupt, too.
googled around and MS had some suggestions, like saving each worksheet as a sylk file, or saving all of it as an html file and trying to read it that way...nada.
kind of a pain in the ass, but not the end of the world. not really sure what happened that corrupted it, but ill just have to redo the inventory tomorrow or monday.