Hi @mhammonds, certainly, sorry for the trouble. We have a detailed explanation of how it works here. In short, the spreadsheet must have two primary columns, named Entry and Category. The Entry column is the name of the record each row represents, the Category column is the name of the category the record should be put in.
Thus, a CSV could look something like this:
Entry and Category must not be blank for each row. The other columns are treated as fields, and they may be left blank. Properly escaped data and multi-line text are supported.
In your case I’m not sure what happened. Did you open the file up in a spreadsheet editor, and possibly save it to another format? Many spreadsheet programs will attempt to reformat CSV to their own custom storage format (and some like Microsoft Excel do not properly handle CSV data). If you open up that exported file in a plain text editor, does it look like CSV data, or is it in some other format like XML?
I think the thing to do here is to get a fresh export from your first Mac, and open the freshly exported CSV file in a plain text editor (Text Edit is fine) to see if there’s a header row like in my example above, and if the other rows with your data appear to be there.
If that looks good, let’s try another spreadsheet editor on the export file. Calc, part of the OpenOffice.org suite, is available for free and does handle CSV data correctly if you’d like to give that a shot. Open the file in Calc (I think you may need to specify that the delimiter is comma, not semi-colon), delete the EntryID column, and save the file. That should make it possible for you to import in STRIP on your second Mac.
Clearly this is too many hoops to jump through. We’ll get on adjusting export so the file does not need to be edited for import.