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I've been given a ''tex metric font'' file which was apparently used, by the person who gave it to me, to make a spreadsheet on Windows in the late 80s. I know nothing about LaTeX (neither does he), can anyone help me to work out how to open this file in Ubuntu (12.04) or Windows?

Thanks, A

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oops...sorry...I mean 'tex font metrics' file... –  Adrianne Aug 7 '12 at 23:53
    
You can't read a tfm directly. It has to be changed in another format. Can you tell us the complete filename? If you are lucky you can read the information in an afm file od the corresponding type 1 font. –  Kurt Aug 8 '12 at 0:09
    
It's a file from excel 1.0, and the more I look, the more I think only excel 1.0 can be used to open it. I don't know any other detail about the file, that's all it says in the properties... –  Adrianne Aug 8 '12 at 0:40
    
I have access to excel 2010,2003 and '97 from work's and parents' computers, but I'll see how I go. The file seems to be from an old 80s Mac haha. Thank you! –  Adrianne Aug 8 '12 at 1:03
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I think the tfm file is not tex font metric file, but a file describing forms in excel –  Guido Aug 8 '12 at 1:06
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closed as off topic by Thorsten, Joseph Wright Aug 8 '12 at 7:28

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