I have an 11,000 row Excel file (in Japanese) that I have saved as an xlsx file. I need it to be saved in UTF-8 format, so I went in and tested a few rows in OpenOffice (the reason for this apparent redundancy is to preserve formatting that OpenOffice leaves out) and then saved it as a CSV file and then specified it as UTF-8 in the save-as option, and the conversion worked perfectly! For a couple rows.
Now that I am trying to do the same thing for my full sized document, I can't get anything to come up. I'm running it on a current version 13" MacBook Pro with 4gbs of RAM, and it just won't go, it just freezes.
Are there any tricks that I can use to get this file loaded? Or my excel file to save in UTF-8?