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Geipan Documents - Searchable PDF Database

From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:56:24 +0000
Archived: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:12:01 -0400
Subject: Geipan Documents - Searchable PDF Database


I'm sure other researchers have already converted Geipan's two
CSV database files into better looking Excel/PDF files than me
but, since I haven't seen anyone post them, I've uploaded my own
fast and rudimentary conversions at the link below:

https://www.box.com/s/86zhz0z00yn4d6c33q08

I think that (in particular) the two PDF spreadsheets may be
useful to some researchers.

I understand from Edoardo Russo that Robert Alessandri has
previously created some form of spreadsheet and circulated it on
French mailing list (but I've not seen it posted on English
language forums).

Also, Jerome Beau has previously imported the Geipan CSV files
into Google Spreadsheets, then included the result in

http://rr0.org/org/eu/fr/cnes/geipan

My own quick and dirty conversions are all I need for my
purposes, so I haven't sought to resolve a few issues with them
(e.g. the importing of about 20 of the rows resulted in
information being in the wrong columns, which I could resolve
manually by searching for the "|" character). Since I'm sure
this has all been done by other researchers already, I haven't
sought to do this. Anyway, I thought these Excel and PDF
versions of the Geipan databases (and the two combined
searchable case files) might be useful to some others.

The process I used to create the Excel and PDF files was to:

(1) Download the two relevant CSV files using the links below:

http://tinyurl.com/ce3cjgr

http://tinyurl.com/bqp9bqr

(2) Open Excel

(3) Create a new blank document in Excel

(4) Click on import from text file and load one of the CSV
 database

(5) Set the options to indicate use of a delimiter and set the
delimiter to be "Other" and input |

(6) Set cell alignment formatting options to wrap text

(7) Alter column widths to narrow each of them

(8) Save the Excel file

(9) Print as PDF, setting option to landscape, no margins and
fit all columns on page

I've also uploaded a searchable PDF version of the Geipan files
on the Trans-En-Provence (January 1981) incident for an item I'm
writing about the Rockefeller Briefing Document (which has a
chapter devoted to that incident).

Incidentally, the relevant chapter of the Rockefeller Briefing
Document (a document endorsed by CUFOS, FUFOR and MUFON as
including "the best available evidence from open sources")
devoted to the Trans-En-Provence incident is at pages 65-70 of
the version available online at:

http://tinyurl.com/aq26gsf

Since I happened to be looking at the Geipan website for files
on the Trans-En-Provence incident, I also created a searchable
PDF version of the documents relating to the Cegry-Pontiose
(November 1979) "abduction"/hoax (which I have also uploaded to
the link above).


Kind Regards,

Isaac



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