Quick export

s_king
Trainee

Quick export

When I run Quick export on my laptop in Chrome after I hit submit info always opens in wordpad.  I need it to open in excel.  Other than copy/paste are the ways to change what I open with?

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DanM3
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

Mac or Windows?

Dan Morgan
Saint Mary's College High School - Berkeley, CA
PowerSchool Hosted - v 20.4.3 - 600 Students
PowerSchool User and Admin since 2000

s_king
Trainee

Windows

 

AbrittyB
Community Support Expert
Community Support Expert

Hello @s_king,

 

To set .txt files to open with excel by default you could change the browser settings by following the steps mentioned below.

 

1. On the Start menu, click Settings.

2. Click Apps > Default apps.

3. Click the App you want to change, and then select an App from the list.

 

 

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s_king
Trainee

Thank you, however I do not have RapidIdentity as an app option.  

I will keep looking. 

 

DanM3
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

RapidApp?  You want to connect .txt fileds to Excel.

Dan Morgan
Saint Mary's College High School - Berkeley, CA
PowerSchool Hosted - v 20.4.3 - 600 Students
PowerSchool User and Admin since 2000

geoff_lilley
PowerSchool Team
PowerSchool Team

Good news and bad news. The good news is, you can change this setting for any computer, and you only have to do it once. Bad news is, it's a bit of a lift.

 

Here's what you want to do:

  • Open Excel
  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open Task Manager
  • Right-click on Excel
  • Click Open File Location
  • Copy the full path to the Excel executable (example: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16)
  • Go to your Downloads folder, where the .TEXT file is that you got via Quick Export
  • Right-click the file
  • Click Open With
  • Click Choose Another app
  • Click More Apps
  • Click Choose another app on this PC
  • Paste the file path to the Excel executable
  • Click EXCEL.EXE
  • Click Open

The good news is, you only have to do this process once, and then WIndows will write a registry entry to your computer, so every time you download a .TEXT file from PowerSchool, you just double-click on it, and it'll open in Excel.

 

HTH.

Geoff Lilley
Customer Education Trainer, PowerSchool SIS