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Intuitive file conversion

Convert CSV files easily with this simple program.

Advanced CSV Converter is an easy way to convert CSV files into a variety of other formats. Although its basic features are simple enough for anyone to use, it also contains more advanced features for people who are more comfortable working with this type of conversion.

The program's interface is sleek and intuitive, with a wizard-style dialogue that takes people through the process of selecting and converting a file. Users can start with a CSV or text file and convert it to a variety of other formats, including Dbase, HTML, Excel, SQL, and more. Users are able to specify a delimiter and sort and filter their results. The program processes the conversion quickly and can optionally display the results for immediate viewing. Our only quibble with the program is that it closes itself after completing a conversion, which is annoying when you're trying to perform multiple conversions. This is a fairly minor complaint, though. The built-in Help file is brief and definitely assumes some familiarity with CSV file conversions. Some of the more advanced features, such as the command-line utility, are definitely meant for experienced users, and the Help file offers almost no explanation. We wish that the program were a bit more conducive to learning these functions, but overall, we like that it holds appeal for users of all levels.

Advanced CSV is free to try, but the trial version only converts 50 records at a time. The program installs desktop icons without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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